Emily Chappell is an author and long-distance cyclist. Her numerous bicycle journeys include crossings of Asia, Iceland and Europe, and a winter journey from Anchorage to Seattle, where she endured temperatures as low as -40. Her need for bigger and tougher challenges eventually led her to ultra-endurance racing, and she has won the 4,000km Transcontinental Race across Europe and the brutal Strathpuffer 24-hour mountain bike race.
She is a founder and director of The Adventure Syndicate, a collective of outstanding female cyclists whose mission is to challenge what others think they are capable of. Her first book, What Goes Around: A London Cycle Courier’s Journey is published by Faber and will be available to buy at the event.