Loretta had a normal life she was living in Canada with her boyfriend, she was building a house, a 10 year project in the making, but once the final nail had been hammered in, she knew she wanted to do something different with her life. On a whim, and after being inspiredly the Adventure Cycling Touring Handbook, she headed off to England on her first cycle adventure over to Ireland. This was the start, since then, she’s spent over 5 years on the road travelling across 5 continents and cycling through 41 countries as she travelled around the world.
During this podcast Loretta share more about how she came to be living this life, the challenges she has faced along the way and why she loves what she does. She also provided top tips and advice to motivate and inspire you to get on your bike and get peddling!
Run trekking in Nepal
Living in Canada, 36 years old, with a proper job and a boyfriend
Deciding to leave her life behind to go and cycle from England to Ireland
Starting a community for women who travel by bicycle
How her friends and family reacted to her wanting to cycle around the world
Her first 5 mile hill…
100 km days - 6 days per week
Her daily routine while biking
The biggest challenge on her 5 year cycle adventure
7 punctures in a day!
Maintaining her health while on the road
taking breaks to write her book
Eating while on the road
The Big Book of WOW and how it evolved over time
Advice for other women who want to get into cycle touring
Not having a map and getting lost in Bangkok
How she’s funding the trip and how she saved up money
Personal safety and looking after your bike when you are solo
What are the great routes she has cycled and would love to cycle again
What bike she rides
Her next plans
Deciding to run across a country!
Her second book
Journaling and loving writing
Feeling inspired week after week?