The Scottish cyclist is officially the fastest female to cycle around the world after pedalling 18,000 miles across four continents in 124 days.

Jenny Graham knocked an impressive 20 days off the previous record held by Italy’s Paola Gianotti.

The Inverness-local set off from Berlin on 16 June completely unsupported. Day in, day out, she cycled 15 hours a day, averaging 156 miles daily, through 16 countries.

Graham told the Guardian, “I just set out to see how far I could go. The furthest I’ve cycled before was from Land’s End to John O’Groats, now I have cycled right around the world. It has been tough, but I thrive on challenges on the road and of course, it has also been so amazing.”

Fellow Scot, Mark Beaumont, holds the men’s record at 79 days.


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