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Round-the-world cyclist, Leigh Timmis spoke to Derbyshire professionals about the importance of mental health at an Astute Recruitment business breakfast.

Mary Maguire MD Astute Recruitment with Leigh Timmis
Mary Maguire MD Astute Recruitment with Leigh Timmis
Leigh Timmis with the Astute Recruitment team
Leigh Timmis with the Astute Recruitment team

Held at the 3aaa Derby County Ground, the event saw more than 70 attendees join the Astute team (18 October) to listen to Leigh speak about his latest world record attempt, how he created a world-class performance despite a number of challenges and how crucial mental health is in achieving goals and overcoming pitfalls. Leigh also discussed the importance of having the right team around you – a key issue many SMEs face as they grow.

World record holder, Leigh Timmis said: “It’s fantastic to be working with Astute to help local businesses create a world class performance whether that’s locally or internationally. Mental Health is a very important topic for me, I would without a doubt not hold the world record without having focused on my mental health.”

Leigh’s latest adventure saw him fly to Cabo Da Roca in Portugal on the 10 September to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for cycling across Europe in the fastest time, he has beaten this by eight days. Leigh completed the challenge in 16 days, eight days less than the previous world record.

Mary Maguire, managing director of Astute said: “It’s was a real honour to partner with Leigh for this event, he’s such an inspirational person and a great business speaker. The audience were really engaged with Leigh’s presentation, asking lots of questions and leaving great feedback about how much they enjoyed the event.

“The aim of the breakfast session was for delegates to leave in a positive, can do frame of mind, feeling confident that they can use some of Leigh’s tips to bolster team spirit, harness potential and exceed expectations. This is something I’m confident the event achieved.”


Leigh Timmis round the world cyclist and adventurer will be speaking at Astute Recruitment's Business Breakfast on 18th Oct 2018 at Derby's iconic 3AAA County Ground
Leigh Timmis round the world cyclist and adventurer

Leigh Timmis is a remarkable fellow. Having cycled around the world over 7 years his latest adventure sees him fly to Carbo da Roca in Portugal in just a couple of weeks to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for cycling across Europe in the fastest time!


  • Over 10 countries.
  • From Portugal to Russia
  • Some three thousand nine hundred and fifty miles.
  • In less than 20 days. (a staggering 9 days less than the current World Record!)


Leigh and his carefully recruited team, will attempt a world first and put another Derbyshire person in the spotlight after Adam Peaty’s exploits at the European Championships.

On Leigh’s hopefully triumphant return to the UK from Ufa in Russia, he will have some much deserved rest. Then his first engagement will be at Astute Recruitment’s Business Breakfast at the home of cycling in Derby’s iconic 3AAA County Ground on the 18th October from 7.30am.

Local business people will join Astute to hear Leigh pass on some great tips and anecdotes around how he created a world-class performance. You will learn about how crucial mental health is in achieving goals, mental resilience and how to overcome pitfalls along the way.  Leigh will also talk about how important it is to have the right team around you – a key issue for many SME businesses at the moment.

You can follow Leigh’s journey via the BBC Worldwide and on Leigh’s website https://www.leightimmis.com/ and support his charity Transforming Mental Health.

All of us at Astute are delighted to have Leigh as our guest speaker and to book tickets for what promises to be an unforgettable morning please click on the Eventbrite link HERE to secure your place.

We look forward to seeing you there.