Three years ago, Sherry didn't own a bike.
Somehow, since then she has not only become comfortable in the saddle, but has taken on some of the most challenging ultracycling races in the world.
Recently, that meant riding the 3,800km (2,300mi) Transcontinental Race across Europe.
Read on the discover her journey, in her own words.
I am from Colombia's coffee region but grew up in Spain. I started my cycling journey and created my Youtube channel three years ago to share this amazing experience and encourage more people to get into adventure cycling.
Sports have always been my safe place, where I can relax and be myself, so when I found long-distance cycling I immediately fell in love. It gave me a way to adventure, travel, and discovering new places like never before (Norway, Denmark, Colombia).
I like to have fun and keep a positive attitude even in challenging situations. In the ultra cycling community, most people know me as a cheerful person with a sweet tooth, especially gummy bears (Haribo) — I always have some with me during races and bikepacking trips.
In 2020, I lived in London, was running in Hyde Park every morning and did not even own a bicycle. Using rental bikes for occassional commutes was all I did on wheels.
I could not have imagined then that in three years I would be cycling, let alone racing an event like the Transcontinental Race with my partner Gereon, crossing a continent of over 3,800km and visiting 11 countries on the way.
TCR was my biggest challenge yet. A mental challenge even more than a physical one.
Racing as a pair is not easy. In some aspects it is even harder than racing solo. You have put aside your ego and act as a team, embracing each others strengths and weaknesses. But the reward is beyond anything I ever experienced solo. Being able to share the highs and lows with someone close is priceless.
During the TCR, you cycle through the most beautiful places and experience the most challenging landscapes across Europe. Gereon and I forged memories together that we will always remember.
While we were both relieved and happy to finish, the spark to go off for the next adventure is already there again.