Anna Hughes

Anna Hughes is part of Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling 2019 list for her inspirational writing on cycling.

Anna Hughes is a lifelong cyclist and environmentalist.

A passionate cycle tourer, in 2011 Anna cycled 4000 miles around the coast of Britain. The adventure inspired her to sail around the same coastline two years later. Since then she has completed many bicycle and boat tours around Europe and the UK, including riding from Land’s End to John o’ Groats in 2015.

Her first book, Eat, Sleep, Cycle: a bike ride around the coast of Britain, was published in March 2015 by Summersdale. Her second book, Pedal Power: inspirational stories from the world of cycling, was published in April 2017. Her latest book is a joint project with Paul McIntosh: Peaky Climbers: how eight amateur cyclists became king of the mountains, published September 2018. 

Anna also gives regular talks to adults and children about her various adventures, and writes articles for magazines and websites.

She is currently a GetOutside champion for Ordnance Survey, inspiring others to enjoy the great outdoors for all the benefits that brings. 

Anna was nominated for the 100 Women in Cycling by Graham Wilson who said: “her book "EatSleepCycle" was a great story and inspirational.”

What is 100 Women in Cycling?

Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling is an annual list celebrating inspirational women who are encouraging others to cycle.