Hi, I am Wiebke Lühmann (she/her). Wiebke is my first name it’s pronounced like „Vipka“. Non-Germans usually call me Rosa. It is my middle name, it’s easy to pronounce and remember.
I love bikepacking & triathlon. I live in Constance at Lake Constance, study business education in my master’s degree, do classic club sports and I am part of the Triathlonteam Konstanz for the Baden-Württemberg League. At the same time, I am an adventurer. For me, the balance between a structured training plan and spontaneous bikepacking trips is very valuable. In Constance I have found a place where I can experience both.
What do I do?
Most of all, I like to sit on the bike: either on a gravel bike or on a road bike. Sometimes long, sometimes short. Sometimes fast, sometimes without hectic. When I’m not riding myself, I talk a lot about cycling. I share my passion on my private Instagram channel @wiebkelueh. But the topic also comes up frequently in close exchanges with friends, acquaintances, family members and roommates. The more I ride, the more I love it. And the more I talk about it, the more I realize how many topics there are that are absolutely worth talking about. Either because they are beautiful and I want to share them with everyone, or because they are talked about far too little and I feel like talking about them can help overcome them. This led to the decision for me to become part of the newly formed collective The Women All Ride. Sharing knowledge, networking and empowering each other has become an important part for me and my journey.
Why do I do it?
For me, cycling is the most obvious realization that I can get really far under my own power. And the more I realize this self-efficacy, the closer I work with my body, the more I push my limits, the freer I can feel. And that does me good. Not only does it make me more independent and confident myself, but it also allows me to give back to others
I am very privileged to be able to have these experiences and to be able to talk about them. I enjoy sharing my stories and I have learned that we are in constant process. We are growing, learning and changing every day. I am convinced that we can influence our lives ourselves through our actions, our thoughts and our compassion and that motivates me enormously.
What am I committed to and what do I want to stand for?
Cycling is empowerment. You empower yourself, so to speak. It is the symbiosis between physical and mental strength, endurance, nature experience and self-awareness. I would like to pass all this on. I am convinced that you can achieve anything with the right role models (real people with whom you can truly identify), the right environment and a pinch of courage. But I don’t only want to inspire and motivate others, I also want to initiate complex topics and get into an exchange about them.
I do triathlon and bikepacking. Here’s my story in short:
2015 I started running and I finished my first half-marathon.
2016 I started to swim and bought my first road bike.
2017 I joined a triathlon club and started competing.
2019 I went on my first long-term bikepacking trip in South America.
2020 I joined Wilier Triestina as a Global Ambassador.
2021 I became a founding member of The Women All Ride.