Cycling across continents has proved cathartic and healing in one woman’s quest to overcome adversity having suffered childhood abuse from the Children of God religious sect and later grieving the loss of her partner
Greek born Juliana Buhring, who has dual German-British nationality, is an ultra endurance cyclist. She has taken on some of the longest bike rides in the world in the past four years having discovered the sport more by opportunity rather than ambition. Juliana was raised in the religious sect Children of God and suffered shocking abuse from which she eventually broke free only later to lose the love of her life in a tragic accident.
It was during this period of grieving that she was inspired by a friend to start biking and take on marathon challenges. In 2012 Juliana cycled around the world which took 152 days from Naples to Naples with 144 pedaling days for which she made the Guiness Book of Records. A year later she took on the inaugural Transcontinental Race from London to Instanbul. In 2014, she won the women’s category and finished fourth in the Trans Am Race from Oregon to Virginia over 4, 322 miles and 20 days. And this year she completed the Race Across America crossing 12 states and 3000 miles. (For more information, see resources below)
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