Episode 073: Leigh Timmis – The Race Of Truth

Disillusioned by life in the post-graduation rat race of the film industry, Leigh Timmis set off on his bike and spent seven years cycling around the world. When he finally returned home to the UK, he didn’t reach for his pipe and slippers. Far from it…

“In 2018, Leigh Timmis became the fastest person to cycle across Europe โ€“ in just 16 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes โ€“ breaking the previous world record by an astonishing 8 days and 17 hours. But when he set out to break the record, Leigh wasnโ€™t just trying to conquer the road… Although test results showed that he already had the physical ability of an elite athlete, something was holding him back: his troubled mind… Cycling for 14 hours a day, from the west coast of Portugal to the edge of Siberia, he embarked on far more than just a physical journey. The Race of Truth is the remarkable true story of personal transformation against the clock, and the astonishing feats we can accomplish when we face up to our deepest fears.”

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