James Owers James (27) is currently studying for his PhD at the University of Edinburgh on Machine Learning and its application to Music. He’ll be the fresh legs taking the front seat on the second half of this epic tour. His first experience piloting a tandem was with Chris, sleepily navigating the streets of London on the 100km ‘Nightrider’ in 2013, but he has toured many times (mostly alongside Alastair!). His favourite tour was a 6 day anticlockwise loop of the beautiful Scottish Highlands, from Inverness to Fort William in beautiful sunshine. He caught the cycling bug a decade ago when challenged to cycle from London to Edinburgh whilst raising funds for local charity Chennai Challenge. Bar cycling, James has also run the London Marathon, swum the Serpentine, and rock climbed in Kalymnos.