Vedangi Kulkarni was born and raised in India and currently lives in the UK.
She’s an adventurer, endurance athlete, writer, expedition/project manager and a business owner. She loves organising mountain biking and bike-packing events, managing a million projects simultaneously and talking to a ton of new people.
In 2018, she rode 29,000km around the world in 160 days, mostly solo and unsupported, at the age of 19/20, becoming the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe on bike.
She’s always keen for an adventure, be it cold water swimming, long distance hiking or cycling, climbing, mountain biking, skiing or travelling through remote places.
On her most recent expedition, she skied across Svalbard.
Her happy place is anywhere outside, in the wild, and on the move. She tells stories from her adventures both digitally (through her social media channels) and through in-person events.
When she isn't out and about, you can find her reading non-fiction books or writing something in one of her million Moleskine notebooks.
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Who is Vedangi
Moving to Inverness in 2022
Cycling daily and taking up mountain biking
Mountain biking and how it’s helped with her confidence
Blog post - “I shouldn’t be here”
Becoming more ambition especially in the world of adventure
New book coming soon - why people need adventure
Feeling selfish while doing adventures
Starting to organise adaptive mountain biking races in the UK
Mountain Biking Race 12th - 13th November 2022 - “MTB4ALL” is a downhill race series where our aim is to make racing fun. Whether you're a first time racer or a pro, we've got something for you!
Wanting to get more women racing mountain bikes
Arranging a series of events in 2023 for women in mountain biking
Wanting to help build women’s self esteem in mountain biking
Working on improving her mountain biking skills
Heading to Svalbard in April 2022
The Trans Arctic Expedition
Speaking with Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions
Helen Turton - Newland Expeditions
Sponsorship for Svalbard
Sharing a tent with Helen & Ellen Piercy
Reflections from the experience
Dealing with the cold and learning patience
The plan for the Trans Arctic Expedition
How to connect with Vedangi
Final words of advice
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