James Henderson


A long weekend in… Lima

It’s an architectural hybrid, post-colonial capital with a capricious climate and, these days, arguably home to the Americas’ most electric culinary scene, says James Henderson

Skiing remote Lapland

Some 77 years ago the Finns braved extreme cold and hardship to see off the Russians in the Winter War. James Henderson kits up and follows in their tracks

Norway’s most challenging cycle race

On the longest day of the year, some 5,000 cyclists assemble in Norway to take part in a gruelling endurance race. Two nights later, James Henderson and four friends are among the 1,500 to go the full 543km distance

Swimming the Caribbean Narrows

Island-to-island swimming in the Caribbean: open ocean, treacherous currents, sharks… a daunting prospect. James Henderson does it twice in one day

Norwegian cod fishing

Heroic cod that have made the 1,000 mile pilgrimage from the Barents Sea to the far north of Norway arrive lean, muscular and in plentiful numbers. It’s cause for casting off and culinary celebrations – and James Henderson is happy to join in

The Gran Fondo cycle race gets a revamp

The Gran Fondo of the Giro d’Italia now gives amateur cyclists the chance to compete over a 100km pro course of relentless switchbacks and merciless uphill crawls. James Henderson – and his spare tyre – take to the saddle

Cycling The Great Ocean Road Race

The inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, along the iconic Australian highway, sees James Henderson battling coastal crosswinds and tortuous gradients to slay 111km – before comparing notes with the man himself