Jenny Graham has shattered world record for the fastest female rider. She cycled around the world in less than 125 days. On Thursday, the new record holder returned to Berlin, where she had first started her journey almost four months ago.
It took Graham one-third of a year to become the fastest female rider in the world, without anyone’s support. The Scottish cyclist covered 18,000 miles on her bicycle. She beat the previous world record of 144 days by a whopping three weeks.
Documenting the journey
Filmmaker Mike Webster, who helped documented Graham’s journey, announced that her official finishing time was ‘124 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes’.
The 38-year-old record holder started peddling in mid-June. Over the course of her four-month long tour, she endured many obstacles. But, the jaw-dropping scenery from Australia’s natural parks to hilly landscape of New Zealand made the journey worthwhile. She even documented some of it to share with her fans on Instagram.
The cyclist received amazing support from friends and admirers who helped her with food and shelter on her trip and some even accompanied her on their bikes on the long journey.
Graham cycled through almost 12 countries including Russia, China and Mongolia, continuously pedaling for 16 hours a day to burn a total of 660,000 calories over the course of her ride.