WOW – What incredible Women on Wheels!
We were deeply privileged on Friday night to meet Catherine Dixon and Rachael Marsden (Raz and Cat) who are the Guinness Book of Record holders for circumnavigating the globe, smashing the record this year by 18 days and achieving a stunning 263 days and 18,000 miles across our planet, on average 68 miles every day!
Take a look at this video!
As amateur cyclists, clocking up thousands of miles on our own Tandem SSDM (the french manufacturer calls her the SuperSonic Divorce Machine!), we were in awe throughout dinner as we posed questions and listened intently to the answers.
These were our key take aways:
1. These women are world-class cyclists, they were before they made this journey, with precision training plans and preparation
2. They had zero support on the ground, they did everything themselves, the route, cooking, lodgings, communication, daily verification for Guinness, and their own personal medical care and well being.
3. Unbelievable resilience and total determination, they only took 3 days off on the whole trek and had just 2 days out of 263 where they didn’t feel 100%!
What an inspirational & delightful duo – proud to meet you and here’s to more incredible feats!