World record-breaking cyclist Jenny Graham has been congratulated by the Highland Council following her mammoth cycle around the globe.
Ms Graham, from Inverness, set the new world record of the fastest time in which a woman has circumnavigated the globe, completing the challenge in just 125 days.
The 38-year-old, who works as a children’s service worker at The Bridge in Inverness, took an impressive 19 days off the previous record.
And she’s done it! @jennygrahamis_ sets a new record as the fastest woman to cycle round the world, in a mind-blowingly fast time of 124 days. 📷 @shandcycles https://t.co/tFfSeMjkHg pic.twitter.com/QzFTzFU7pM
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Councillor Helen Carmichael, Provost of Inverness, said: “A massive well done to Jenny on her world record-breaking achievement. Her accomplishment is truly staggering and we commend her perseverance and endurance in reaching her goal.
“On behalf of Highland Council, councillors and staff, I join the people of Inverness and the Highlands to congratulate Jenny on her accomplishment and thank her for bringing the achievements of an Inverness mother to a global audience.
“Well done Jenny and a safe journey home, we look forward to welcoming you to the Town House when you return.”
Ms Graham left Berlin on June 16 and cycled 18,000 miles across four continents, taking in 16 countries along the way.
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Happy #LEJOGmanay 🎉 and we're in #scotland Yippy! 500miles in the bag and were feeling good #12brightdays! Fantastic so have Steve and Alan cheering us on yesterday 👏 & then @kendal_cycle_club came out in the rain at midnight to cycle with us to our BEAUTIFUL hosts … Who I actually fell in love with 😍 @middleagedmuminlycra @topofests @emilyofchappell
The previous women’s world record was held by Italian Paola Gianotti with Ms Graham joining fellow Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont as the fastest male and female cyclists to circumnavigate the globe.