After 9,000 miles of cycling, Jenny Graham is half way round the world!

Jenny Graham in Dubbo, Australia
Jenny Graham in Dubbo Australia
Jenny Graham in Dubbo Australia

After 9,000 miles of cycling, Jenny Graham is half way round the world!

56 days in to her unsupported solo round the world record attempt, Jenny Graham has ridden over 9,000 miles from Germany to China and is currently making her way across Australia from Perth to Brisbane.

The 38-year-old from Inverness, who is one of our 100 Women in Cycling for this year, is on schedule to break the record for cycling solo and unsupported around the world (female). Jenny, who is part of the Adventure Syndicate and a member of Cycling UK, started her journey in Berlin on 16 June at the end of Bike Week and now she is in Australia. She is aiming to keep cycling an average of 180 miles a day.

It's been a tough week in Australia, with rain, sleet and snow really taking its toll on Jenny's poor feet. Temperatures sitting around 9 degrees during the day, but plummeting to zero at night haven't helped either. But sightings of wild emu and cockatoos, along with the sun at last re-appearing and a tailwind are helping to keep her spirits up.

Jenny was also joined by friends Dave, Matt and Kerrie this week for a little moral support on these long cold days in the saddle on the other side of the world. All this has left Jenny filled up with positivity and rolling on to the east coast before heading to New Zealand. 

I've met the most amazing people along the way and my eyes have been opened to so many new cultures. I'm surprised I've managed to have such amazing connections whilst riding for so long each day but I think there is something about arriving to a new place by bike that makes you non-threatening and gets the locals curious.

Jenny Graham

Jenny keeps in touch with us at Cycling UK and sent us a message this morning: "So that's me half way around the world and wow what an adventure it's been so far. I've enjoyed every second even the tough bits!

"I've met the most amazing people along the way and my eyes have been opened to so many new cultures. I'm surprised I've managed to have such amazing connections whilst riding for so long each day but I think there is something about arriving to a new place by bike that makes you non-threatening and gets the locals curious."

You can follow Jenny's route via a live tracker. The route is 18,000 miles, so far she has completed over 9,000 miles. The route takes her across four continents and through 15 countries - Germany, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Mongolia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Portugal, Spain, France and Holland. She will take four flights and a boat.


Jenny Graham's sore feet

 

 

Encourage Jenny!

It can be long, hard and lonely on the road, if you'd like to support Jenny you can send her an encouraging message on social media using  #eastboundrtw

Jenny Graham on Twitter

Follow her progress in real time on Trackfinders

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