Jamie McDonald

Adventurer, Speaker, Part-time Superhero

  • Overcame adversity to cycle 14,000 miles from Bangkok to Gloucester
  • Ran the distance of 200 marathons across Canada unaided
  • Guinness World Record breaker

Having spent the early years of his life in hospital with a rare spinal condition, Jamie has become somewhat of an adventurer.

In 2012 he began an adventurous fundraising quest to give back to the hospitals that helped him as a child by cycling 14,000 miles Bangkok to Gloucester.

Using a second hand bike bought for just £50, Jamie cycled through more than twenty countries on his way home. Along the way, he was shot at when caught in the middle of a military firefight, arrested by wary border police and slept rough.

Just weeks after returning to Gloucester, Jamie decided to attempt the world record for cycling non-stop on a static bike. Jamie stepped off the bike a Guinness World Record breaker, cycling for more than 12 days and having raised more than £20,000 during the two challenges.

In February 2013, two months after setting the new world record, Jamie used his savings to travel to Canada, where he continued his fundraising efforts, again for the children’s charities that helped him as a child.

Jamie ran 5,000 miles - equivalent to 200 marathons - across Canada without a support crew, raising more than a quarter of a million pounds along the way.

He has since set up the Superhero Foundation to inspire and help create as many fundraising superheroes in the world as possible.

*Jamie speaks at a reduced fee for educational institutions (£1,000 +VAT).

Event Type:
After Dinner Speakers
Away Days/Team Development
Keynote Speakers

Areas of Expertise:
Motivation & Inspiration

£2,500 - £5,000 + VAT

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