Lael Wilcox Takes on the World: Chasing the Women's Cycling Record

Join ultra-endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox as she attempts to break the women's world cycling record, with daily podcast updates from her global journey starting May 26.

Lael Wilcox Takes on the World: Chasing the Women's Cycling Record

This summer marks a thrilling chapter in the world of ultra-endurance sports as Lael Wilcox sets out to break the women’s Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation by bicycle, a title currently held by Jenny Graham at an impressive 124 days. In a remarkable blend of grit and determination, Wilcox will embark on a journey spanning at least 18,000 miles, starting from Chicago on May 26th.

Unveiling the Journey on Her New Podcast

As Lael prepares for this monumental challenge, she has launched the "Lael Rides Around the World Podcast," offering fans and followers a front-row seat to her preparations and experiences. The first episode, already making waves, dives into the meticulous planning and sheer excitement surrounding her upcoming global tour.

Episode Highlights:

  • Route Planning: Lael has enlisted the expertise of Bea & Luca, seasoned route builders and race organizers, to craft a dynamic track through Europe, keeping the route flexible to maintain an element of surprise and excitement.
  • Daily Updates: Promising a daily podcast episode ranging from 10-20 minutes, Lael aims to share captivating stories directly from the road, providing an intimate glimpse into the daily trials and triumphs of her journey.

What Lies Ahead

Lael’s attempt isn’t just about setting a new record; it’s about pushing the boundaries of what's possible in women’s cycling. Her preparation, covered extensively in her podcast, reflects a deep passion for the sport and a commitment to inspiring others. The podcast not only serves as a log of her physical journey but also as a testament to the rigorous planning and emotional rollercoaster involved in such a massive undertaking.

Tune in and Support

As Lael Wilcox pedals her way into history, her podcast offers an unparalleled insight into the endurance, planning, and spirit required to take on the globe. Whether you’re a cycling aficionado or a newcomer to the sport, "Lael Rides Around the World" is your ticket to following one of the most extraordinary athletic feats of the year.

How to Listen:

Catch the first episode of "Lael Rides Around the World Podcast" below. Follow along daily as Lael narrates her journey, providing not just updates, but an inspiring narrative of resilience and determination.