Ms Strong start her challenge on a bike made of bamboo on 5 June A record-breaking cyclist is poised to embark on a 3,000-mile challenge on a handmade bamboo bike.
Kate Strong, 44, plans to cover the circumference of the UK to raise awareness of the climate crisis.
Ms Strong already holds three cycling world records and a triathlon championship.
She will set off from Westminster on Monday, cycling to Norwich for her first official stop before Edinburgh, John O’Groats, Glasgow and Liverpool.
Ms Strong, who works part time for Climategames and is a performance coach, then plans to cycle along the coast of Wales, through Cardiff and Bristol, before reaching Land’s End in Cornwall.
She will then head back to London to complete the feat on 2 September.
"It’s been three years in the making," said Ms Strong, who is based in London. "I’ve never cycled more than five days in a row, so I’ve got 90 days in a row."Apart from the physical wear and tear, just mentally I’m unsure how I’ll feel, and that’s why I’ve opened the route up for people to come and join me."Ms Strong aims to complete the challenge on a handmade bike built partly out of bamboo from a kit bought from a company called the Bamboo Bicycle Club. Ms Strong’s bamboo bike She originally filed the bamboo and connected the pieces with hemp fabric dipped in resin to hold the frame in place."It was unrideable," she said. "There’s no way it could have managed 3,000 […]