Meet Helen Lloyd

Helen says she’s an engineer, but she also writes books and spends most of her time doing other things… mostly in remote corners of the globe.

That includes a lot of cycling, 45,000 km across 4 continents and 45 countries, from the Sahara in summer to Siberia in winter, as well as hiking in the Alps, horse-riding in Kyrgyzstan and packrafting in Nicaragua to name just a few of her adventures.

Wanting to try her hand at something new (and getting a bit lazy) she’s upgraded to a XT225 Serow and recently rode it from Cape to Cairo, which took 15 months… Yes, she could have pedalled it quicker, but that’s hardly the point, is it?!

Helen will be giving a presentation about that latest journey and how riding the Serow from Cape Town compares to cycling.