Ishbel Rose Holmes, aka “World Bike Girl,” is British-Iranian and a daredevil adventurer. In 2014, she set off to cycle the world and has so far pedalled across 16 countries in Europe and South America. Ishbel cycles with a dog trailer that she uses to rescue animals as she pedals. Working together with her thousands of big-hearted and loyal followers, Ishbel makes sure that injured cats and dogs get the correct medical care, then she looks after them until they find a home.

Ishbel uses the bicycle as a platform to campaign for women’s rights, especially for those in Iran. Ishbel became one of the principal campaigners for the online hashtag campaign #IranianWomenLoveCycling, created by My Stealthy Freedom online movement, after Iran’s Supreme Leader issued a religious ban on women cycling in public in 2016.

Before cycling the world, Ishbel was a velodrome sprinter for the Iranian National Women’s Team. Her racing pedigree in the UK includes her role as a Scottish Institute of Sport Athlete, Glasgow Life Athlete, and British Masters Track Champion. Before racing on velodromes, Ishbel spent many years road racing all over the UK.

Books by Ishbel Rose Holmes

Saving Lucy by Ishbel Rose Holmes World Bike Girl

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