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Laura Massey-Pugh - Her Inspiring Journey Around the World - 180 days on the back of a tandem with her husband. Persevering in the face of challenges and setting a new Guinness World Record.
Adaptive Athlete & Community Advocate. Passionate about making the outdoors and mountain biking a safe space for all.
Ultra-endurance cyclist - Trans Am Bike Race, NorthCape4000, and Paris-Brest-Paris brevet finisher, as well as the 2019 24-Hour World Time Trial Champion.
Experienced ultra cyclist competing events such as the Transcontinental Race, the Transatlantic way and GBDURO Adventure Challenge.
Neurodivergent, Fat Cyclist, Co-Author of ‘Gears for Queers’. Promoting body positivity and encouraging everyone to get on their bike.
Senior NHS Nurse and climber - sharing her love for the outdoors to inspire others to explore and be adventurous.
First person to hand-cycle the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from the Canadian border to the Mexico border.
Full time global hobo cycling the world on AU$100/week. 5 years in and 58,000 km cycled so far…
First woman to record an official time for cycling 1,725 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats and back, after completing her epic journey in 11 days, 13 hrs and 13 mins.
Youth Climate Activist, Cycled 570 miles from Devon to Glasgow for COP26 #ride2COP26
Youth Climate Activist, outdoors enthusiast and founder of the movement People Pedal Power. Cycling 570 miles from Devon to Glasgow #ride2COP26
WR for riding 5,000 miles on an ElliptiGO Bike across the UK while writing “KINDNESS” in massive Strava Art!
Journalist & author living on a hillside in North Wales, writing about improbable things; most recently, childbirth. AFTER BIRTH: What nobody tells you – How to Recover Body and Mind.
aka The Running Granny, Completing JOGLE (875 miles) at 60 years old in 18 days, 10 hours and 3 minutes!
An Adventurous Girl - Blog on adventure, travel, fitness & mental health!
Covert Adventurer, Pfaffing & spending 2.5 years cycling around the world!
The youngest woman to have circumnavigated the world on bicycle. 160 days to pedal 29,000km, across 14 countries!
Thru-Hiker turned Ocean Rower! Rowed the Atlantic Ocean - January 2020
Running 2,300+ miles through Great Britain barefoot!
Endurance Athlete/Multiple World Record Holder - Running across America, Dealing with Failure, Overcoming Fears, and getting into swimming and biking!
Athlete and advocate for equality in women’s sports.
Adventures by land & sea, Author 'Dare to Do’, Psychotherapist-in-training, Award-winning feature film #Home in cinemas now!
Fastest woman to cycle around the world. 18,000 miles, over 4 continents, through 16 countries, completing the trip solo and unsupported in just 124 days!
Racing in the Tour D’Afrique from Cairo to Cape Town on a bike; world first trek from the highest point of North Africa to the Atlantic Ocean, and running the Marathon Des Sables
Paddle boarding the length of Great Britain, plus setting 3 world SUP records!
Paralympian, Endurance and Adventure Athlete, Handcycle LEJOG World Record Holder.
Taking on new challenges at 40 & her preparation for thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail - SOBO in 2019!
Mental health nurse completing Ultra-man Hawaii and in training for UBERMAN in October 2019.
Outdoor philosopher, writer, activist and cyclist. Cycling South America for the Life Cycle biodiversity bamboo bike ride!
Her mission is to become the first ever African-American pro female road racer!
How she trained thru pregnancy and won her 1st World Masters Track Championship 4 months after giving birth!
Cycling 13,000 miles from Malaysia back home to London and most recently paddling the entire length of The Essequibo, South America's third largest river, from source to sea
Adventurer & Storyteller - Who walked the length of the Rabbit Proof Fence in Australia!
Runner, Author & Mental Health Campaigner
Walked Great Britain; 993 miles, solo and unsupported over 57 days. (And then cycled it!)
2nd Women to ever finish the EPIC 5 - 5 Ironman in 5 days across 5 different islands in Hawaii!
1st British woman to complete RAAM Solo in 2015 after broken clavicle in 2014.
Female soloist winner of Revolve24 in 2016
From Challenge Sophie!
Sport Psychology Coach who rode a bike 767 miles from South Wales to Chamonix!
Ultra-endurance cyclist & Guinness World Record for Fastest Woman to Cycle the World!
Australian Cycle Enthusiast, Educator, and First Women to Cycle Across the ‘New' Russia!
World Champion - Duathlete & Triathlete
Runner and running coach. Mother of 4 and Nana to 3. Trying to fight off ageing and prove that we can go on doing stuff long after we thought we couldn’t...
Clinical Psychologist, queer vegan and a lover of all things outdoors. Awarded the Ultra Distance Scholarship in 2021 which is aimed at increasing representation of BAME cyclists in ultra distance cycling.
Novice cyclist - Bikepacking the GB Divide solo & unsupported. Raising money for Ovarian Cancer Action.
Ultra-endurance bike rider and racer who won the Trans Am Bike Race in 2016, and set Tour Divide's women's course record on an individual time trial in 2015.
Completing an extreme ultra-triathlon from Dover to Prague (1,111 km) in 7 days 12hrs and 5 mins.
Mum, runner, & wild swimmer. Host of @whatnextmumpodcast 1x100km ultra, 7x marathons. Fast-packed The Jurassic Coast!
Ultra/long distance cyclist, planning to break the tandem around the World Record with her husband Stevie in 2022.
The 1st female ever to WIN the overall SOLO division of the gruelling Race Across Across America in its 39 year history!
Chairperson and ride leader for Velociposse Club. A cycling club for all women, all trans, and all non-binary people in London.
aka Little Miss Pedals - Cycled 20,000+ km over 14 months throughout Europe and Africa.
Endurance Athlete & WR Holder. 5X Ironman, cycled across the USA, run 100 miles nonstop in under 20 hours, and rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Teacher, Outdoor Adventurer and Author of Bikepacking England 20 multi-day off-road cycling adventures.
Goal Setting, Overcoming Performance Anxiety and becoming the fastest cyclist on earth!
Award winning filmmaker, brand ambassador for Montane and current Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion
First ‘Adventure Queen’ Grant Winner - A mother and daughter human powered mountain adventure of 1,300 miles, through 8 countries along the spine of the Alps.
AKA Lady Velo, is a cycling advocate, activist, blogger, presenter and award winning author.
Modern-day ‘Alchemist’, passionate about turning challenge into opportunity and transforming the difficult stuff into ‘gold’
Fitness Professional & Blogger at Keep it SimpELLE
Cycling the entire Namibian coastline, a 1621km sand cycling expedition.
Cycled LEJOG solo and unsupported in 2015, then in 2017 cycled 30,000km around the world with her future husband Mike.
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail - 2,650 miles SOBO from Canada to Mexico!
49 year old mother and full time adventurer, cycling the world and living a nomadic lifestyle on her terms.
Adventuring with ADHD, Swimming the length of the River Thames as a Mermaid & Swimming with Strangers!
Running the length of New Zealand in 99 days, cycling across Sardinia, Taiwan and down the West coast of America!
Management Consultant turned World Record Holder - 1st Women to cycle the Vuelta a España - 3,058km with 49,337m of climbing!
Fighting for Gender Equality with the InternationElles by riding the Tour De France 2019
Completed the Race Around Ireland in 2017, had a baby in 2018 and is riding in the Tour De France 2019!
Racing in the Kathmandu Coast to Coast, New Zealand & her next challenge - Barefoot Britain (100 Barefoot Marathons!)
Running across 2 mountain ranges - the Atlas of Morocco, and the Bolivian Andes!
Cycling the Pacific Coast Highway & Baja Divide
Wheelchair Athlete, Mental Toughness Speaker, Author, Helping you GET YOUR GRIT ON.
Embarked on a 5,000 mile solo bicycle journey across the United States, in an effort to face her deep-seated phobia of men
Model turned adventurer, walking the entire length of the Great Wall of China in 2007 & doing the longest crossing of the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap by a woman.
Biking across Europe, Cycling the Andes with Faye Shepherd, & Driving across Canada in a Van!
Welsh British polar adventurer who was the first person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the continent in 2013
“Powered By Me” - A year-long human-powered lifestyle adventure
English adventurer best known for completing a cross-continent cycle of South America in July 2016.
Cycled 3,500 km through 13 countries from London to Jerusalem raising money for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
Running 900 km via the Tien Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan!
From “Queen of the Mile” - Talking about travel, running, cycling, her experience of a DNF & what’s in store for the future!
An Aussie 30-something, plus sized everyday woman whose cycled nearly 5,000 kms from Canada to Mexico, trekked the Inca Trail and hiked to Everest base camp!
Professional Cyclist & Activist - Advocating for Equality in Women’s Sports.
USA Olympic Triathlon Team & Olympic Cycling Coach
3x cycling world record holder, high performance coach & climate advocate. In June 2023, Kate will start a 3-month cycle (on a bamboo bike) around mainland Britain.
Adventurer and endurance athlete moving into mountain biking and crossing Svalbard on skies.
aka "Mountain Queen” - The Mountain Biking National Champion of Nepal from 2001 to 2012!
Having a positive mindset during times of immense stress. Lessons learned from rowing the Atlantic Ocean.
Author of “The Slow Road to Tehran” - documenting her year-long cycling journey from London to Tehran.
On the Go - Being passionate about the outdoors and showing people there is a place for physical activity outside of elite sport.
Adventurer and Ocean Rower, 2x GWR holder for rowing 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean.
Running 1,000km solo from the lowest to highest point of Germany, after having started running only six months prior.
#AbbieBikesBritain - A 55 day expedition cycling 2,000 miles from John O Groats to Lands End, via each of the UK's 15 National Parks and walking their highest peaks.
Diversity, Inclusion and Well-being manager, MTB Guide and Coach, Go Where Scotland, Founder of Mòr Diversity.
One of Hong Kong’s top ultra runners. She won VMM 70km and was the HK50 Series winner 2018/19.
Endurance Cyclist & Engineer - Competing in her first 2,000km self-supported endurance cycling race, The Pan Celtic Race 21.
Her passion for cycling and being a co-leader of Black Girls Do Bike Denver. Helping to promote cycling among a community of BIPOC women, femmes, and girls in Colorado.
Writer, speaker and content creator, cycling 3,175km around the UK. Host of the Extraordinary Ordinary You Podcast.
Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.
Cycling around the world to set a new WR for being the fastest women to circumnavigate on a tandem!
‘The Fit Chick’, Pro Mountain Bike Racer, Author & All-American Ironman triathlete
Walking 3,000km the length of Norway, plus a solo crossing of Lake Baikal in Siberia!
Accidental Adventurer, Founder of Sunshine People, spreading kindness around the world.