This Road I Ride by Juliana Buhring

thisroadirideTHIS ROAD I RIDE: Sometimes it Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself by Juliana Buhring (WW Norton, May 2016)

In December 2012, Juliana Buhring achieved a Guinness World Record as the first and fastest woman to circumnavigate the world by bike, cycling 18,060 miles across four continents and nineteen countries in a total time of 152 days. Juliana’s success is all the more remarkable as, until she decided on a whim to cycle around the world, she had never ridden a bike. Without sponsorship, with very little money, and just eight months of training, she set out to prove that there are no extraordinary people, there are only people who decide to do extraordinary things.

Juliana grew up in the notorious cult, the Children of God. Her first book was the UK bestseller NOT WITHOUT MY SISTER, an account of her childhood in the cult, written with two of her sisters. In THIS ROAD I RIDE, Juliana will chronicle the inspirational story of her round the world cycle, share her candid and witty perspectives about the places she visits, and tell the stories of the people she meets along the way, including members of her former cult “family.” She will also reveal how surviving and escaping the cult, both informed and led her to embrace the enormous physical and mental challenge of cycling the globe.

Juliana was featured in the documentary “Inspired to Ride” which follows her and Mike Hall in the TransAmerica bike race which they both won in June 2014. You can learn more about Juliana on her website