‘JENNY KNOWS WHEN TO TAKE A STEP BACK’
Coach John Hampshire has been working with Jenny Graham since 2016, and helped her prepare for her recordbreaking circumnavigation
“When Jenny came up with the idea of riding round the world, I thought, that is quite a challenge! But we broke it down and it became clear that she was in the [fitness] ballpark to have a good go at it.
“It is really a case of being able to ride at a certain pace and not get overly tired. To ride round the world, you can’t afford to increase your levels of fatigue too much. After the first few weeks, you reach a constant state of fatigue that you have to keep riding through.
“I thought it would be about coaching the physical ability, but what I found is how much the time spent talking about logistics and problem management gives confidence. We created strategies for how to deal with unexpected problems, which are inevitable over several months. Jenny seems to have an ability to take a step back and deal with difficult situations and get through them.”