Meaghan is a Canadian writer and ultra-endurance cyclist whose two-wheeled adventures have taken her from Haida Gwaii to Mexico’s high plateaus, across Canada and the United States, and from North Cape to Tarifa along some of Europe’s highest paved roads.
She is a Trans Am Bike Race, NorthCape4000, and Paris-Brest-Paris brevet finisher, as well as the 2019 24-Hour World Time Trial Champion and current course record holder in the women’s division.
In 2021, Meaghan took the overall win in the 2021 BC Epic 1000 and landed on the podium of the Alberta-Rockies 700.
Her debut travel memoir, "South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels" (NeWest Press, 2019) was shortlisted for a two Canadian book awards.
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Who is Meaghan
Living in British Colombia, Canada
Being on a journey of self discovery
Her love of sports and competing
Being into sports from a young age
Her love of full contact sports
Discovering more solo sports and getting into long distance cycling
Structuring her life around the things that she loves
The women who have inspired Meaghan
Being inspired by Lael Wilcox
Taking on the Trans Am Bike Race across America 2017
Having the courage to sign up for the race
Training and getting strong for spending long days on the bike
Getting her first Bivvy bag
Getting prepared for the race
Mental resilience and mental grit and the new lessons that have been learned
Having fears and insecurities and being worried about the race
Why showing up to the start line is a massive win
Taking the pressure off and focusing on the fun
Book: How bad do you want it?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle By Matt Fitzgerald
Building up her own toolkit of resilience tips and tricks
Dealing with sleep deprivation
The balance between suffering and having fun
How her training has evolved over the years
Investing in an indoor smart trainer (Wahoo Kickr)
Focusing on short intense indoor rides and long rides outside
How many bikes?!
Rest and recovery and injury prevention
Getting into a good routine
Setting goals and having a race strategy around sleeping for 4hrs each night
Food and nutrition while on the bike
Advice for women who want to sign up for a new challenge