James is an articulate and passionate storyteller, with a desire to inspire others to step outside of their comfort zone and fulfil their dreams. Having delivered keynote talks to school children and corporate businesses.

Enquires; james@jamesmarkhayden.uk


“James was our keynote speaker at the Institution of Civil Engineers’ London Region Annual General Meeting in October 2018.  I had followed his successes in twice winning the Transcontinental Europe cycle race.  James took the time to understand that he was speaking to people from predominantly technical backgrounds.  He was an inspiring and engaging speaker, conveying the sheer determination, resilience and planning required for his endurance cycle races.   James has great energy, is a talented storyteller and enjoyable to listen to.  If you’re looking for someone to provide inspiration with tales of triumphs and adversity, I would highly recommend him.  James’ talk was warmly received and we ran out of time to deal with the number of questions.  We hope he will come back and inspire us with the tales of his next adventure!”

Steven Lee, Senior Vice-Chair, ICE London Committee

“We invited James to speak at a client event in London in June 2018 following a wonderfully well received event organised by our Zurich office in 2017.
James shared his very unconventional story with us in truly remarkable fashion, from the beginning of his passion for cycling, through to competing in ultra-endurance events, to his eventual success in winning the 2017 Transcontinental Race.
James spoke with passion, clarity and was truly engaging. The guests, from a wide range of backgrounds, were at times mesmerised by the energy and vivid story-telling James was able to deliver.
I would highly recommend James for those looking for both a motivational speaker, and indeed for those wishing to hear an extraordinary story of resilience, mental fortitude and sporting prowess.
We were not surprised to see that James was able to successfully defend his title, winning the 2018 Transcontinental Race shortly after our event.
We would gladly welcome James back to motivate and inspire an additional group of guests!”

Nicolas Patsalos, Senior Investment Manager, Bellecapital