Breaking the Cycle – a world-first cycle expedition across Africa from Senegal to Somalia In 2010 Kate completed her Breaking the Cycle expedition – a ten month 22,040km journey across Africa from Point des Almadies in Senegal to Cape Hafun in Puntland, Somalia. Kate completed her ride on August 16th 2010, four days ahead of schedule. The ride […]
Ten years after the Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition, Kate conceived and organised the Great Australian Cycle Expedition (GRACE), a 25 000-kilometre journey through her own country, 7000 kilometres of which were ‘off road’ on isolated tracks in remote regions. The five main tracks included the Cape York Peninsula Development Road, the Gulf Track, the Tanami Track, […]
The 1993 Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition was a five month, 13,400 kilometre bicycle journey from St Petersburg to Vladivostok to aid the 800,000 children of Chernobyl. Accompanied by Brit Greg Yeoman and five different Russian cyclists who covered various sections of the trip, the 153 day expedition was completed one day ahead of schedule, before the […]
Expedition Overview Beginning on 15th March 2017, Breaking the Cycle Yukon was a 4-week extreme cold training expedition through the Canadian Arctic. Working with local expert Bob Daffe, who has been exploring and guiding in Yukon for more than 40 years, I followed a route of approximately 900km from Fort McPherson on the Dempster Highway to […]
Breaking the Cycle Greenland expedition was the first winter cycling expedition in Northeast Greenland and the second polar training expedition in preparation for Breaking the Cycle South Pole. Here’s Kate’s report about her experiences and what she learned from the adventure: The Nordlandair flight from Akureyri, Iceland’s northerly capital, just below the Arctic Circle, to […]
In March 2013, Kate, along with Australian polar guide and expedition leader, Eric Philips, renowned Swiss documentary filmmaker, Claudio von Planta and remote locations photographer and filmmaker, Phil Coates from the UK travelled to the island of Spitsbergen in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard to work out whether Kate’s dream of cycling across Antarctica was […]
The physical mission of Breaking the Cycle South Pole is to make the first bicycle crossing of the Antarctic continent via the South Pole. Route There are several route options, the shortest, simplest being an 1800km journey from Leverett Glacier, (Ross Ice Shelf), 650km to the South Pole and then 1150km down to Hercules Inlet […]
2018/2019 Preparatory Expeditions Throughout 2018 and 2019, a series of preparatory expeditions is being planned – one on each continent – to ensure Kate is in peak condition (not exhausted) for the main Antarctic expedition (polar, sand, altitude).
When: June 2019, 4 weeks Sand cycling along the notorious coastline from the Kunene River (on the Angolan border) south to Walvis Bay (700km+). The San of the Namibian interior called the region The Land God Made in Anger, while Portuguese sailors once referred to it as The Gates of Hell. The coastline is littered […]
When: February/March 2019, 5-6 weeks A 3200km journey at altitude, from Cusco, Peru through the Bolivian Altiplano, (Uyuni and Coipasa saladas and then up Uturuncu, the world’s highest cycleable track at 5770m), the Argentinian Puna region before finishing at Ojos del Salado, the world’s highest volcano, Chile.