Juliana Buhring is an ultra-endurance cyclist, bestselling author and children’s rights activist. She holds the first Guinness World Record for Fastest Woman to Circumnavigate the World by Bicycle, riding over 29,000 kilometres in 152 days.
Juliana was the only woman to race the inaugural 2013 Transcontinental Race from London to Istanbul, coming in 9th place overall. In 2014, she participated in the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race across America, winning the women’s category and coming in 4th place overall, and featured in the documentary Inspired to Ride.
With such incredible achievements to her name, it’s hard to believe Juliana Buhring has only been cycling since 2012. Her childhood is one of incredible sadness and abuse; in 2007 she released the best-selling Not Without My Sister, which told her and her sisters’ stories of growing up in the notorious religious cult Children of God. She has since written This Road I Ride, an account of her world cycle ride.
At present, Juliana is a director for Lost Dot Ltd. and race coordinator for the Transcontinental Race.