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This Road I Ride

My incredible journey from novice to fastest woman to cycle the globe


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This Road I Ride by Juliana Buhring
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In December 2012, Juliana Buhring became the first woman to circumnavigate the world by bicycle. With only a few months of training and little sponsorship, support or money she left from Naples on 23 July 2012 to cycle the world. Raised in a religious cult as a child, Juliana finally broke away as a young adult and found her soul mate - an explorer seeking the source of unmapped rivers in Africa. When he was killed by a crocodile, her world went dark. To escape her grief, she decided to set herself a challenge. Having never seriously ridden a bike, she set out to ride around the world. 18,000 miles, 152 days, 4 continents, 19 countries, 29 punctures, 6 big mountains, 1 desert and a cyclone later, she made it back just days before Christmas with a Guinness World Record. Empowering, inspiring, often humorous, THIS ROAD I RIDE is testimony to the power of sheer will to overcome any obstacle. Discover a true story of adventure, blood, sweat and gears.

Author Biography

Juliana Buhring is the first woman to circumnavigate the world by bicycle, a Guinness World Record holder and bestselling author. In 2011, at the age of 30, Juliana started cycling. Less than a year after her world cycle she was placed 9th, and was the sole woman to compete, in the 2013 Transcontinental Race, which is Europe's longest, toughest unsupported bike race, running from London to Istanbul. In 2014, she won the first edition of the Trans Am Bike Race (women) and was placed 4th overall, riding 7,137 kilometres (4,435 miles) in 20 days and 23 hours. She is considered one of the strongest female ultra-endurance cyclists in the world. In 2016, she will compete in the Race Across America (RAAM), one of the most respected and longest running endurance sports events in the world. Her first book, Not Without My Sister, was an international bestseller.
Release date NZ
May 19th, 2016
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
14 b+w photos plus map
Piatkus Books
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