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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 24. 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.

To be able to inspire and empowers other beyond the duration of The Vuelta Ride, I will be creating a film that will capture the stamina, mental toughness and support network that is absolutely necessary to achieve the impossible.

Cycling 1100km from Mallorca to Munich while visiting children hospitals

As preparation, I will be riding from 14. Juni from Mallorca to Munich – with nothing but a little bag with a T-shirt and shorts. While wearing my Superwoman outfit I will be visiting 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!

To prepare for The Vuelta Ride, I will be riding 1100km+ from Mallorca to Munich on 14th June – solo and with nothing but a tiny bag that includes a T-shirt and one shorts. Wearing my Superwoman cycling kit, I will be visiting children hospitals along the way to experience the other side what challenges can mean.

By documenting this trip on social media (and you can follow me real-time), I want to encourage and inspire others to be bold and fearless to create their own path and go for their goal.


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 24 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.
 
Para poder incentivar y capacitar a otras personas a lograr sus retos más allá de The Vuelta Ride, realizaré una película documental que grabará la resistencia, fuerza mental y la red de apoyo que es absolutamente necesario para lograr lo imposible.
 
Como preparación, pedalearé 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 visitaré 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 (crowdfunding)
 
About an impossible adventure that anyone can create in their own lives.
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Other Ways You Can Help

This campaign is about creating an adventure through the eyes of the cycling challenge. Here are other ways you can help share the adventure:

  • Share this project with your circle of friends; write and talk about it.
  • Secure a spot for The Vuelta Ride with the collaborating tour operator Grand Tours project.
  • If you are a passionate photographer, journalist or videomaker who would love to be part of it, please get in touch: monika@radmonika.com!
  • Get your superhero cycling kit via the Gobik store (20% of the sale goes into this project, Link will follow soon)

Follow the adventure through Instagram and Facebook and have the possibility to win:

  • Shimano DuraAce wheelset ( 1100 Euro)
  • Complete Scott cycling kit from head to toe
  • A deluxe week cycling in Girona with former pro, Kathryn Bertine, at the Above & Beyond / Homestretch Foundation Gala (1900 Euro)
  • 2 tickets to Mallorca 312 cyclosportive in 2019 (70 Euro each)

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