Coffee first, then the world

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One woman. One bike. One world. In 2018, over the course of 18,000 miles, amateur cyclist Jenny Graham smashed the round-the-world cycling record by nearly three weeks, finishing in 124 days and 11 hours. But her real achievement was a new relationship with herself and with the world. Alone and unsupported, Jenny left family and friends behind in Scotland to complete her mission: a solo lap of the planet by bike. Her inspiring story swerves from terrifying near collisions on the Russian roads and weather extremes in the southern hemisphere to the beauty of the Mongolian landscape and exhilarating wildlife encounters in North America. As she battles the physical and mental challenge to race against the clock, Jenny gradually opens up to the joy of the adventure itself and all its daily discoveries, and gives in to her impulse to connect with people.

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A WATERSTONES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 – SPORT‘An amazing adventure… I was left in total awe’ – Lorraine Kelly‘Brilliant’ – Mark Beaumont ‘A compelling account of a truly remarkable achievement’ – Tim Moore, travel writer16 countries, 124 days and 18,000 miles. This is the story of one woman’s solo lap of the planet by bike.‘The relief was immense: no longer was I talking, thinking or worrying about this. I was just actually doing it. I, Jenny Graham, was riding around the actual world!’In 2018, amateur cyclist Jenny Graham left family and friends behind in Scotland to become the fastest woman to cycle around the world. Alone and unsupported, she crossed the finish line at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin four months later, smashing the female record by nearly three weeks. With infectious wit and honesty, Jenny brings readers into her remarkable Round the World adventure, as she takes on four continents, 16 countries – and countless cups of coffee. Her journey swerves from terrifying near road collisions in Russia and weather extremes in Australia to breathtaking landscapes in Mongolia and exhilarating wildlife encounters in North America. Tight on time and money, she resorts to fixing her bike on the fly, sleeping on roadsides and often riding through the night to stay on track and complete her mission.As she battles physical and mental challenges to race against the clock, Jenny gradually opens up to the joy of the adventure and all its daily discoveries. She gives in to her impulse to connect with people, making friends with strangers across the globe and embracing new cultures. Coffee First, Then the World is her account of a record-breaking ride, and how one woman and a humble bike conquered the world.

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Weight 0.454 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

796.6092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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