At 54 years old, Marcia Roberts set a world record by cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats and back again, which is called the LEJOGLE.
It took her 11 days, 13 hours and 13 minutes to do the incredible ride, and she was helped along the route with supports, friends and family. Marcia battled a lot through the ride, from Storm Francis (which came on day three) as well as saddle sores and a lack of sleep.
She's raised more than £10,000 for her local mental health charity, Mind.
Hear our chat with Marcia, where she talks about what got her through, the kindness of strangers, smashing her fundraising target, and her nuggets of inspiration for others who want to take on a challenge.
0.55: Marcia discusses her challenge
2.36: Aiming for a Guinness World Record
5.45: The training plan
7.20: How the ride went
11.42: A focus on charity fundraising
15.40: Getting to the finish line
18.33: Advice for others
21.29: Setting up a virtual challenge
22.30: What does defiant optimism mean to you?
23.19: Find out more about Marcia
Follow Marcia on her blog: https://mawonavelo.com/author/mawonavelo/
Donate to her JustGiving : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/marcia-roberts2021
Support her charity of choice, Solent Mind: https://www.solentmind.org.uk/