The latest short video in Wahoo’s “Why I Roam” series profiles Lael Wilcox as she prepares for her around-the-world record attempt this summer and illuminates her passion for helping girls start their cycling journey. Watch it here…

We all have our own motivations for riding bikes. For ultra-endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox, it’s about pushing her boundaries and inspiring women and girls to do the same. This summer, Lael has set her sights on breaking the Around the World Record in 110 days. Her goal is to pedal 18,000 miles across 22 countries and surpass the current record by two weeks. Learn more about Lael as she preps for her monumental effort in the second installment of “Why I ROAM,” a video series highlighting five of Wahoo’s sponsored athletes and the motivations driving their journeys.

“I want to see what’s possible. I want to ride around the world.”

In addition to pursuing her passion for adventure, Lael is driven to share it with the next generation through GRIT (Girls Riding Into Tomorrow), a cycling mentorship initiative that empowers girls to build confidence and acquire the skills needed to embrace challenges and embark on adventures independently. You can learn more about that in the Further Reading grid below.

  • 2022 Trans Balkan Race
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Photos by Rugile Kaladyte from Lael’s 2022 Trans Balkan Race story; find that linked just below

Further Reading

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