Breaking The Cycle: Greenland
Australian expedition cyclist Dr. Kate Leeming travels through Northeast Greenland to test a custom made Christini all-wheel-drive fatbike in polar conditions in preparation for her record breaking Antarctic traverse.
Kate Leeming is an extraordinary Australian adventurer who has overcome a battle with depression to conquer the world on a bike. As an explorer/adventurer, she has cycled the equivalent distance of twice around the world at the Equator. Her three main achievements include a 10 month, 22,040km journey across Africa from Point des Almadies, Senegal to Cape Hafun, Puntland, Somalia in a continuous line; the 25,000km Great Australian Cycle Expedition (GRACE) and the 13,400km Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition.
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“This Greenland training expedition has reconnected me with the reality of just how tough this Antarctic bicycle crossing will be. It had been three years since my first training run in Spitsbergen, and as time goes by, I tend to remember the pleasures rather than the toughness and difficulties of the challenge. I am pleased with how my body responded to the shock of the extreme workload and I come away from the expedition with confidence that I am still physically capable to pull the Antarctic challenge off.”