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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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Get your superhero cycling kit via the Gobik store (20% of the sale goes into this project, Link will follow soon)
- 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)