Kate Strong will be embarking on a 3,000 mile cycling challenge to raise awareness for the climate crisis (CK Athlete Shots/PA) A record-breaking cyclist will embark on a 3,000-mile challenge on a handmade bamboo bike around the circumference of the UK to raise awareness of the climate crisis.
Kate Strong, 44, holds three cycling world records and a triathlon championship, but hopes her 90-day challenge has a focus on “connection”.
Ms Strong, who works part-time as head of impact for Climategames and is a performance and impact coach, will set off from Westminster on June 5, cycling to Norwich for her first official stop before travelling to places including Edinburgh, John O’Groats, Glasgow and Liverpool.
She then plans to cycle along the coast of Wales, through Cardiff and Bristol, before reaching Land’s End in Cornwall, and will then head back to London to complete the feat on September 2. Kate Strong will set off from London on June 5 (CK Athlete Shots/PA) “It’s been three years in the making,” Ms Strong, who is based in London, told the PA news agency.
“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 was inspired to complete the challenge because she said the climate crisis needs to be dealt with in an “immediate” way.“I’m not a scientist, and […]