Round the World Cyclist
Speaker + Storyteller
Hello! I'm Amaya.
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There are few people who can achieve great things and remain humble. Amaya is a rare eloquent orator that vividly paints an amazing round-the-world journey and still feels like the girl next door. She will charm you with her wit and humor, leaving the entire audience inspired by the gracious resolve of the human spirit.
Through stunning photography and inspiring stories, Amaya Williams chronicles her 120,000-mile bicycle journey through 102 countries on six continents. This is an account of the rewards of calculated risks, the kindness of strangers and reaching beyond the possible.
Whether it’s pedaling up a 16,000-foot high Andean pass in Bolivia, slogging through Africa’s thick equatorial jungles or struggling to communicate as she bikes through the Middle East, she’s learned that the toughest situations often invite the greatest opportunities.
Change is the only constant as she pedals around the planet. Perfecting the art of calculated risk-taking is essential to survival. Thriving on the road means adapting instantly to changed circumstances, seeing difficulties as temporary and finding creative solutions.
Lessons from the Road
Life on the road has taught her to approach life with a curious and open mind, allowing instinct to be her guide. This round the world expedition is a case study in success being determined by the spirit of perseverance rather than pure talent.
Why this Matters
This talk will inject you with a dose of enthusiasm, and appeal to anyone with a love of adventure and desire for challenge. The message is clear: dare to fail; you won’t achieve anything without taking the first step.
There's no better way to see the world up close than from the saddle of a bicycle. Let me share my view of the planet with you.
I've ridden through some spectacular landscapes in truly remote corners of the planet. Let me share a slice of our planet's beauty with you.
Discover images from some of the 102 countries I've biked through on my decade-long round the world tour.
Since setting off in 2006, I've penned travel tales and created bicycle touring resources on my WorldBiking.info website. I'm also the founder of the A-Z of bicycle touring project and a regular contributor to bike touring publications online and in print.
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