Cycling is not just riding a bike. It means connecting to nature, exploring the world, building community, supporting health and is an instant happy-maker.

Cycling is exciting, thrilling, adventurous, soothing and meditative – cycling has many faces and stories. Despite the repetitive movement of the pedal stroke, the experience is unique every time.

I am so passionate about cycling that I swapped my job as a management consultant for cycling. Now, I film, write and speak about my biggest passion with the aim to inspire and empowers others to be able to experience the same what I do when riding bikes.

To showcase what cycling can offer in terms of a challenge, the outdoors, the experience of a country and the community I will be riding the entire route of one of the toughest cycling races in the world, the ~3300km Vuelta a Espana. As there is still a big gap to be closed in regards to participation of the sport, I want to reach out especially towards women. A group of female cyclists will join me for parts of this journey – each with an inspiring story what cycling means to her.

On 24th August 2018, I will start in Malaga to ride 3300km in 21 days following the same course and time frame as the professional Vuelta a Espana course.

All the best,

Monika aka RAD Monika