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James Golding » People say I’m unlucky because I’ve had cancer twice and I’ve been hit by a truck. But strangely if it hadn’t come along when it did it would have been a very different story.

The unbelievable story of James Golding, 2 times a cancer survivor.

He overcomes extreme challenges to break the seven day cycling world record in an attempt to qualify for Race Across America, the toughest cycle race in America.

Meet The Man Who Refused To Die: James Golding | The Way of The Wildcard

Video » Cycling the Trans-Himalaya

This video documents the 3,000 km ride that cyclists took in 2019 from Leh in Ladakh, India to Kathmandu in Nepal.

Along the way they pedalled over passes as high as 5,000 meters, spun past remote forts and Gompas (Buddhist Monasteries), visited heavenly Himalayan hill stations, and marvelled at the snow-capped mountain views.

Cycling the Trans-Himalaya

Follow this link for more details about the Trans-Himalaya cycle tour.

Film » RJ Ripper

Joey Schusler via Vimeo »

Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya.

Director » Joey Schusler
Co-Directors » Ben Page & Aidan Haley
Producers » Mandil Pradhan & Joey Schusler
Cinematography » Joey Schusler & Ben Page
Editor » Aidan Haley
Assistant Editor » Ben Page
Sound Engineer » Keith White

Sarah Hornby » Choosing to Live

From Vimeo »

While mourning her late husband, Sarah Hornby craved an opportunity to connect with him through his biggest passion. Her goal was simple. She would attempt all 10 routes he created while researching his Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies guidebook, in a single year. As she pedaled, her story transformed. From sadness and loss to a profound celebration of both his life and her own unique journey, she was choosing to live.

The guidebook Bikepacking the Canadian Rockies, which had been due in 2019, is now scheduled for release in 2022.

How Fiona Kolbinger became first female winner of the 4,000km, 10+ day European Transcontinental Cycling Race

Niamh Lewis, BBC Sport »

It was a 6am start on the shores of the Black Sea. Bikes loaded, all 258 riders were ready to set off and follow their carefully plotted GPS routes towards victory and the Atlantic Ocean.

This was the scene at the Transcontinental Race (TCR) start line in late July 2019. An ultra-endurance, self-supported and self-navigated bike race across Europe, the 2019 edition took in 4,000km (2,485 miles) between Burgas on Bulgaria’s coast and Brest in north-west France.

That’s around 600km longer than a typical Tour de France, which takes place over three weeks including two rest days. The winner, 24-year-old German Fiona Kolbinger, completed the TCR in just over 10 days.

Watch » Go Solo – Jenny Tough

Go Solo - You've Got This (Bikepacking Nepal by Jenny Tough)

Jenny Tough via YouTube »

Travelling solo is an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can be scary to start. I did my first solo bike adventure when I was 21, and while I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and broke down (physically, mechanically, emotionally, etc.) a lot, it was one of the most important growth experiences of my adult life.

This December I went to the Nepalese Himalayas on my Shand Bahookie for a solo adventure. It didn’t all go to plan, but I had an amazing time. And it was still an important growth experience. It always is.

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