04 Jun The Race of Truth Book Release
I’m very, very excited to announce that The Race of Truth, the book about my 2018 record-breaking cycle across Europe, will be published by Summerdale on 13 July 2023.
This is an honest, first-hand account of my journey from searching for a new challenge, to innovating a scientific approach to ultra-endurance cycling and significantly breaking a world record. It’s a story about facing up to mental health challenges, about surrounding ourselves with people who will go the extra mile, about finding what we are truly capable of, and it’s an adrenaline-fuelled adventure across Europe. I’m proud to share my story in this book and I hope that it will entertain readers, while helping them to achieve their best, too.
This is the adventure The Race Of Truth will take you on:
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 eight days and seventeen 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 else 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.
The Race Of Truth is available to order now online and will be available in all good book shops from 13 July 2023.