The Race of Truth

The Race of Truth: A Record-Breaking Bike Ride Across Europe

Non-Fiction, Sport
Paperback Published on: 13/07/2023
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The Race of Truth
Authentic passion from start to finish
Leigh Timmis details his mental and physical journey to break records and become the fastest man to cycle across Europe. He dives head-first into the emoti... READ MORE
Rik Wyer


Being the fastest cyclist in the world at the start line means nothing if your mind isn't strong enough to get you to the finish line In 2018, Leigh Timmis became the fastest person to cycle across Europe - in just 16 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes - breaking the previous world record by an astonishing 8 days and 17 hours. But when he set out to break the record, Leigh wasn't just trying to conquer the road. As he prepared his body for this ultra-endurance world record attempt, Leigh realized that he would have to confront deeper problems to make it to the finish line. Although test results showed that he already had the physical ability of an elite athlete, something was holding him back: his troubled mind. With the support of psychologists and sports science experts, Leigh confronted the past that had left him with vulnerabilities he would need to understand and overcome in the pursuit of performance. Then, 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.

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781837991402
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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The Race of Truth
Inspiring account of a world record attempt
The story of Leigh's transition from solo round the world adventurer to a well honed professional athlete capable of setting world endurance records is sup... READ MORE
Keith Howard
The Race of Truth
A truly immersive read
The story of one man's journey to set a Guinness World Record by setting the fastest time to cycle across Europe, and conquer his own personal demons in th... READ MORE
Chris Rowse