From Management Consultant to Setting a New World Record

Monika also known as RAD Monika chose to quit her job as management consultant to follow her passion for adventure cycling. Now, she is setting cycling world records such as the recent Vuelta a Espana – a 3300km cycling challenge she completed as the first woman in history.

She lives and breathes her motto “dare to go for it” – taking the first bold, risky step to a seemingly unpredictable, insecure future to fulfill goals and dreams. It is exactly that step which is crucial to break mental barriers.
Through her own actions, inspirational speeches and an upcoming book, her mission is to inspire others to take their own bold step to reach their goals and dreams.

Having appeared in over 50 different TV shows, radio, magazines and newspapers across the world within a short time, her mission to inspire others to “dare to go for it” has been widely spread.

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From management consultant to setting a new record!

I am Monika, also known as RAD Monika. I am an adventure cyclist, speaker and mentor.

I was a management consultant for a big IT corporation when I had this strong inner desire to make a change in my life. I wanted to pursue my biggest passion: adventure cycling.

I quit my job and moved with half of my bags to a place where I didn’t know anyone, never been before and didn’t speak the language.

Now, I guide my clients to achieve seemingly unreachable goals that enhance their quality of life while going for my own seemingly unattainable goals.

Why riding the route of the Vuelta?

On 25. August I will be riding every kilometer of one of the toughest professional races in world, the 3300km Vuelta a España, just hours beforehand. Just like the professional cyclists, I will endure the extreme heat in South of Spain, the incredible steep mountains in the North and suffer from the 150km+ days over 21 days. I will be the first woman in history riding every kilometer of The Vuelta a España at the same day as the professionals.

I will set a new record!

I didn’t realize this until recently because I never made this challenge about myself but about inspiring and empowering others to go for their challenge, to go out of their comfort zone and dare to try new things. I am a believer that anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it.

Every person who decides to go for a challenge and dare to go for their goals is a success of The Vuelta Ride. It is such an incredible rewarding feeling to be able to help and be part of their great achievement.

Cycling 1100km from Mallorca to Munich while visiting children hospitals

As preparation, I rode 5 days from Mallorca to Munich – with nothing but a little bag with a T-shirt and shorts. While wearing my Superwoman outfit I visited children hospitals to experience the other side what a big challenge can mean.

What I need your help with

My aim is to raise 20,000 Euro to document this film. The amount will cover the following:

Full-time professional film crew and photographer to follow me on this trip. Travel, accommodation and nutrition for Monika (me) and the cycling crew who will ride part of the challenge. 

The documentary is about how anyone can be bold and fearless to go for their goals!

You can support this project here:

https://www.facebook.com/donate/465993063823180/


Soy Monika, también conocida como RAD Monika (www.radmonika.com). Soy una ciclista de aventura, conferenciante y asesora viviendo en Mallorca.
 
Era asesora de gestión para una corporación de tecnología de información cuando sentí ese fuerte deseo interior de realizar un cambio en mi vida. Quería desempeñar mi mayor pasión: ciclismo de aventura.
 
Dejé mi empleo u con la mitad de mis pertenencias me mudé a un nuevo lugar, España.
 
No conocía a nadie, no había estado aquí antes ni hablaba el idioma.
 
Ahora oriento y tutorizo a mis clientes para que realicen retos que parecen imposibles, los cuales realzan su calidad de vida al igual que yo intento realizar desafíos que parecen inalcanzables.
 
¿Porqué recorrer la Vuelta a España?
 
El 25 de Agosto recorreré cada kilométro del recorrido de la Vuelta a España, los 3300km saliendo unas horas antes que los profesionales. Realizaré las 21 etapas exactamente con las mismas condiciones que ellos intentando llegar a meta antes que el ganador de cada etapa.
 
Seré la primera ciclista fémina en la historia en recorrer cada kilómetro de la Vuelta a España al igual que los profesionales.
 
¡Estableceré un nuevo record!
 
No me había percatado de este hecho hasta muy recientemente porque no había investigado sobre mi reto sino que incentivo y capacito a los demás a realizar sus propios desafíos, a salir de su zona de comodidad y a atreverse a probar cosas nuevas. Soy una firme creyente de que cualquier cosa es posible siempre y cuando se ponga todo el empeño en ello.
Cada persona que consigo que decida ir a por un reto y se atreva a cumplir su desafío es un éxito de The Vuelta Ride.
Es una sensación de recompensa tan increíble poder ayudar y ser parte de su gran logro.
 
Como preparación, he pedalado el 14 de Junio desde Mallorca a Munich (barco desde Alcúdia a Toulon) sin más equipaje que una pequeña bolsa a la espalda con unos pantalones cortos y una camiseta. Llevando puesto mi equipación ciclista de SuperRadWoman he visitado la sección oncológica infantil de hospitales para experimentar y apoyar retos mucho mayores.
 
Todos pueden apoyar mi intento de record y desafío a través de mi financiación colectiva: