Earlier this year we were blown away to hear that a female cyclist had cycled across Greenland. But this was only a pre-cursor for something much much bigger…
Dr Kate Leeming has been training hard on her mind and body to undertake an incredible feat next month: cycling across Antarctica. Equipped with a custom Steve Christini fatbike, Leeming will spend 3 months in the unforgiven desert where she will attempt to cycle over 1800km.
However, an expedition such as this doesn’t come cheap. So herself and the custom bike build brand have taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for the trip. They are hoping to raise $40,000 over the next month, and here’s what you can get, and how you can help…
From as little as $10, you can help get Kate on her journey down South. Any pledge amount can be made in return for promotional gifts, but if you’re looking to really donate a chunk of change, you can secure yourself a Christini fat bike of your very own.
This beast of a bike can tackle pretty much anything you throw at it. It’s called the AWD (All Wheel Drive), because it has got so much traction that it can roll effortlessly over any terrain. The aluminium frame comes equipped with carbon forks, SRAM drive-train, Race Face Turbine components and hefty 80mm rim wheels.
If you’re swayed to bag yourself one of these beauties, you’ll need to make a pledge of $4,995 / £4,100 or more. The more you pledge, the better spec you can opt for, including electric assistance.
For more information on the Christini Fat Bike, and to make a pledge, head over to their Kickstarter page here.
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