Kate Leeming is an explorer/adventurer, who has cycled the equivalent distance of twice around the world at the Equator.
In August 2010, Kate became the first person in history to cycle an unbroken line from Africa’s most westerly to its most easterly point, from Cap Vert, Senegal to Cape Hafun, Somalia. (Breaking the Cycle in Africa Expedition)
Kate has two previous world firsts under her belt – the Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition (1993) when she became the first woman to cycle across the new Russia unsupported, and the Great Australian Cycle Expedition (2004/05) which included the first bicycle crossing of the Canning Stock Route by a woman.
Kate has published two books, Out There and Back, the story of the 25,000km Great Australian Cycle Expedition (2007) and Njinga, Breaking the Cycle in Africa (2014) and made an award-winning feature documentary, also titled Njinga.
In between expeditions, Kate works as a real tennis professional, having been ranked as high as World No.2 and winning 5 Australian Open singles titles.
In March 2016 Kate was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Education degree from The University of Western Australia for her services to education and the community. She is a Scout Ambassador, a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society (UK) and a member of The Explorers Club (New York).
More information about Kate can be found at the link: http://www.kateleeming.com/about/
Breaking the Cycle South Pole – The Journey
In November/December/January 2017-2018 Kate is planning her most ambitious expedition yet – to cycle across the continent of Antarctica via the South Pole. As with her previous expeditions, it will combine her passions and skills for expedition cycling, planning and presenting with philanthropy and education, though Breaking the Cycle South Pole is going to push her boundaries to a whole new level. Follow, interact and learn with Kate as she prepares for and executes the expedition. http://www.kateleeming.com/expeditions/breaking-the-cycle-south-pole/