First person to cycle to the South Pole

British adventurer Maria Leijerstam, become the first person to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the Antarctic continent.


Maria, aged 35 from Wales, raced two men for the title and arrived at the pole hundreds of miles ahead of her nearest rival. She used the commercially-available Sprint trike, made by Inspired Cycle Engineering (ICE).
After 9 days cycling, Maria completed the 400 mile expedition at approximately 1am GMT on the 27th December 2013.

Maria, said:



“Fat bikes fail because they get blown over in the high winds, or can’t ride fast enough through the snow to stay upright. The trike is amazing. It’s completely stable, even in extreme winds and I can take on long steep hills that I’d never be able to climb on a bike”

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via gizmag

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