A Teenager, A Bike and A Camera

A Teenager, A Bike and A Camera

In memory of James we want to print 200 copies the book he created when he was 18yrs. A pledge of £15 or more will reserve you a copy.

We did it!

On 17th Jun 2015 we successfully raised £2,485 of £2,300 target with 89 supporters in 56 days

New stretch target

Any money raised over the cost of printing, packing and posting the book will be given to charity in memory of James.   James is buried in Taynton churchyard, Gloucestershire, ( St Lawrence church)  Some funds would be donated here and we would like to donate to other charities in the future too. There has been a considerable amount of fundraising already since James death  to the stroke association and to Taynton church, we thank everyone for their donations. It means so much to James' family that you have been so supportive.  


Project aim

In memory of James we want to print 200 copies of the book he created when he was 18yrs during his solo bike ride from Cheltenham to Scotland.  7  A pledge of £15 will reserve you a copy of the book when it is published (£20 if it needs posting to you in UK )  Just add a bit more to the pledge if you want us to deliver outside UK to cover postage. There are bigger pledges for those of you who want more books and there are some extra benefits with some of the larger pledges. We want to keep James memory alive by sharing his book with friends family and others and hope it may inspire you. Any profits made will be donated to charity.

About the project

We are hoping to publish 200 copies of James's book  " A Teenager, A Bike and A Camera" in his memory. Since his tragic death in a RTA, while cycling in Dec 2014, so many of his friends and family have said they would love a copy of his book it has been hard to know how to achieve this in the best way possible. He only ever produced 4 hardback versions in his lifetime as costs were so high. Trying to find a publisher to print in small number is so expensive to keep costs as low as possible we will produce 200 softback copies. We have found a local Gloucestershire printer who can do this for us. James was a remarkable and inspiring young man.  If there is any profit made through this project after paying the printing costs, postage and packing, donations will be given to charity in James memory. 

James's grandparents have been amazing in their help in getting this project started. Below I have added the forward they have added to the beginning of the book, which tells you more details about James.  You can also check some of James wonderful photos on the link below,  His book is full of over 70 colour photographs of his adventure through England to Scotish Isles.



About the Author

James Trickey was born in Cheltenham on May 2nd 1992.

From an early age he proved to be a very gifted child and taught himself to read by the age of 3 years. He was a very inquisitive and had a great thirst for knowledge.

He received his primary education at Berkhamstead School, Cheltenham. When he was 9 years of age he was awarded a place as a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral and from ages 9 - 13 went to The Kings School, Gloucester. From there he gained a Music Scholarship to Dean Close School, Cheltenham where he excelled and subsequently was awarded a place to read Geography at Christchurch College, Oxford together with a Choral Scholarship with the Cathedral choir there. 

After graduating with honours he became a Lay Clerk at Peterborough Cathedral and also took employment with Charis Grants. He had started to perform as a soloist with Choral Societies in Peterborough.On December 23rd 2014 he was tragically killed by a careless motorist while out on his early morning cycle ride. He was only 22 years of age.

This book has been re-printed in his memory and any profit will be given to charity. He produced it when he was aged 18 after he undertook a solo cycle ride of 1,784 miles from his home in Cheltenham to the North coast of Scotland and back. It gives a day-to-day account in his own words and is illustrated with his own photographs, many of the beautiful places he visited, some of the people he met on the way and some hazards he encountered.

Two years later he tackled a 3-week sponsored solo cycle ride of nearly 2,000 miles from Cheltenham to Brindizi in Southern Italy passing through nine countries and several mountain passes. He raised over £2,000 for The Stroke Association.

During his short life James excelled in many fields. At a very young age he started to compose classical music producing thirteen works by the age of fourteen some of which have been performed in Gloucester Cathedral.

His passions were music, cycling, photography, meteorology and the outdoors. When he was 11 he set up his own website giving the local weather forecast which he kept running daily for four years. It received many followers and was mostly accurate.

It is hoped you will enjoy this book and be inspired by this exceptional young man. In his short life he achieved more than many of us do in a lifetime.

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