Name: Jenny Graham
Lives: Highlands of Scotland
Rides: Juliana Joplin, Juliana Quincy
What are you proud of?
My lovely boy Lachlan. He's 19 and has left home to start his adult life in central Scotland (perhaps that should go into the 'what am I scared of' section). Bringing him up was the biggest adventure of all time. We had a blast - mostly!
Having an epic fail on the Highland Trail 550 then coming back to the start line the second year. I completed the second and third time I tried it but actually the real achievement was just making it back to the start line.
What have you done?
Well most recently I broke the Guinness world record for riding round the world! That took 124 days and a whole lot of resolve. To prepare me for that I raced some bikepacking routes including the Arizona Trail 750, Highland Trail 550, the Cairngorm Loop and the Yorkshire dales 300 and completed a winter LEJOG in four days. But I also enjoy touring at a more leisurely pace! I've mountain-biked across the Alps (Haute Route), the Pyrenees and Romania. I love hill walking and sleeping up high under the stars. I'm halfway around my Munros (Scotland's highest hills) and have climbed a handful of 4000m peaks in the Alps. The best trip was when me and my friend spent four days roped up together above 3000m climbing between peaks and sleeping in mountain huts.
What are you scared of?
I was born with FOMO - fear of missing out! It's led me to some crazy adventures in the past but it can just as easily get me into nonsense - controlling the FOMO is my mission.
And snakes - out in Arizona, in the dusk especially, cow dung at the side of the trails would look like a massive coil of snake. I used to scream out loud when I saw it. It probably made me ride faster though!
What are you up to?
I used to work in the Highlands within an education and social work department and felt so privileged to be part of these amazing young people's lives (we had a lot of fun!) but now I help run The Adventure Syndicate with Lee as well as give talks on my Round the World adventure.
We’re off to Colorado for the summer then I’ll continue with my talk series over the winter.
There are plans to race cargo bikes to Denmark too…