As an explorer/adventurer, Kate has cycled the equivalent of twice around the world at the Equator (85,000km). Kate first began travelling by bicycle in the early ’90s when she rode a total of 15,000km as her way of experiencing Europe. During these journeys, from Ireland and Spain, through the Mediterranean region to Turkey, central Europe and to the Nord Kapp Norway, Kate developed her passion for travelling by bicycle.
Kate loves to explore by bike because of the close connection she makes with the people and land; she loves bringing a line on a map to life, and travelling by bike she finds gives a great sense of place, a realistic perspective of how the world fits together.
Since then, Kate has stepped it up, performing three major expeditions; the 13,400km Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition from St Petersburg to Vladivostok (with Greg Yeoman), the 25,000km Great Australian Cycle Expedition (7000km off road on remote tracks) and the 22,000km Breaking the Cycle in Africa expedition from Senegal to Somalia.
For several years now, Kate has been working towards her next venture, Breaking the Cycle South Pole, which will be the first bicycle crossing the Antarctic continent via the South Pole. From 2018-2020, she plans to complete a preparatory expedition (polar, sand, altitude) on six continents before she crosses Antarctica starting from mid-November 2020.