• ‘How to Be Superhuman’ is returning for a special live episode to coincide with Red Bull Timelaps; the world’s longest one-day road cycling event
• Ultra-marathon runner and veterinarian, Rob Pope, returns to host the podcast and will be joined by Jenny Graham who became the fastest woman to cycle around the world in 2018
• The podcast will go live at 4pm on Saturday – with it being livestreamed across Red Bull UK Twitter and Facebook platforms
22nd October, London - The aptly titled podcast ‘How To Be Superhuman’ will make its return this Saturday 24th October with a special hour long live edition, as Rob Pope is joined by real life super mum, Jenny Graham, to offer support to those competing in Red Bull Timelaps – the brands unique cycling event. This year, competitors will race virtually, with the 25-hour challenge employing modern technology to overcome the challenges brought about by COVID-19.
It feels rather appropriate that the guest for the podcast will be Jenny Graham – an adrenaline junkie from Inverness – who cycled her way into the record books back in 2018 when she became the fastest woman to cycle around the world. Spread across four continents, the epic journey took Jenny 124 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes to complete – in which time she battled the elements, exhaustion and even bears whist cycling out in Alaska and Canada.
No stranger to speaking to those with incredible stories, Rob Pope will be back in the hot seat as host and will be hoping to offer inspiration to participants who will be able to tune in whilst competing on their indoor turbo trainers. For those unable to listen on the day, an audio version will be made available on the Sunday morning for participants to listen to on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
Now in its fourth year, Red Bull Timelaps has established itself as the world’s longest one-day road bike race. Previously held on a closed circuit at Windsor Great Park, this year’s cycle event will take place as a Strava based distance challenge – opening up the number of participants that can take part. Whilst it may be going virtual, the challenge will stay true to the original Red Bull Timelaps format – with teams of four being pit against the clock to see how far they can ride in 25 hours, either indoors or outside.
As with the ‘How to Be Superhuman’ series, the Timlaps special will aim to showcase the amazing spirit of all of humanity and inspire people to make more of their own time and talent, whatever that may be.
Subscribe to How to Be Superhuman Series 1 to hear from more incredible human beings who have undertaken awesome feats of endurance. Series 2 coming early 2021.