James Lea-Cox

James enjoys a bit of adventure, whether it’s close to home or somewhere wild, remote, and exciting. And he likes to organise things himself; no adventure tourism operators please. After doing the ‘London thing’ for a while James got a little tired of the weather and started planning his next adventure, one that had been in the back of his mind for years. The concept? Return home to South Africa but to do so in an interesting way. On a bicycle. Destination Cape Town. James, together with a friend, Mark Yetman, embarked on what became known as the ‘Big Ride Africa’ taking in 19 countries and clocking in 15,458km over six months. An adventure of a life time? Definitely! Scary, hard to organise and intimidating? Not as bad as you would think. James answers all those ‘how to’ questions he’s regularly asked.