About Us

The legs behind Jelley Legs

My name is Dave Jelley – hence the website name. But of course also a reference to how you may feel after walking, running or cycling over the hills and Dales!

I have lived in Studley Roger near Ripon North Yorkshire for 31 years. Throughout that time I have run, walked and cycled for thousands of miles on the footpaths and roads of the surrounding area.

I am a physiotherapist with a Masters degree in Rehabilitation.  I have plenty of knowledge about the aches and pains associated with running and cycling.  

I have cycled in Europe, Indonesia and Australia and I have been running marathons and ultra marathons for over 20 years. Like many people my first long race was the London Marathon in the nineties. Since then I began to run ultramarathons, starting with the Comrades and then multi day events including Marathon de Sables;  Transalpine race; Ultra Tour de Monte Rosa and the Azores Triangle Adventure. In 2020 after I a skiing injury, I started to have knee problems. An operation and rehab sadly didn't do the trick. Perhaps not surprisingly all these miles have taken their toll. An MRI scan recently shows that my left knee won't be happy doing long distance running again. So it is biking and walking from now on and unfortunately that means no more guided running holidays

I love being out in the hills. I am happy to share some of the lessons that I have learnt doing long and difficult events and I will give my physiotherapy opinion about any of your aches and pains. 

Damaris and I look forward to meeting all our guests and we will try our best to be flexible and responsive to your needs.

"all she is doing is running and smiling...as if there is nothing on earth she would rather be doing"

Christopher McDougall Born to Run