Vedangi Kulkarni

Vedangi Kulkarni

Vedangi Kulkarni is part of Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling 2019 list for inspiring people to step out of their comfort zone, showing that barriers can be broken and fears faced no matter your age or gender.

Vedangi Kulkarni recently became the youngest woman to have circumnavigated the world on bicycle.

It took her 160 days to pedal 29000 km, across 14 countries. She was 19 when she started, and 20 when she finished, celebrating her 20th birthday around the halfway point in Canada. Most of her journey was solo and unsupported.

It was truly exciting, and I felt the most confident when putting myself through tough situations or getting better at pushing my previous limits. The harder it got, the better I felt, and the better I felt, the more I wanted to push myself further into any challenge.

Vedangi Kulkarni

Vedangi has always had an adventurous spirit, encouraged by her father to explore the outdoors. 

It was football that was Vedangi's first passion but at 17 years old, she decided to cycle across the Himalayan passes, and her perspective towards the world changed.

She said: "It was truly exciting, and I felt the most confident when putting myself through tough situations or getting better at pushing my previous limits. The harder it got, the better I felt, and the better I felt, the more I wanted to push myself further into any challenge."

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. 

Find out more about Vedangi

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