After receiving the sudden news of losing her father whilst on the other side of the world backpacking, Lindsey threw herself into adventure to deal with the grief. Having not ridden a bike since at school, she decided to cycle to Paris.
She liked it. So, she cycled the length of Britain. She liked that too and then cycled the African continent. But, she didn’t just stick to adventuring on two wheels. She ran from her home in London to Manchester, carrying a ukulele to busk on arrival. Hearing the absurdity of her latest challenge, the local radio station got her to sing and play each night live. The only problem was that she couldn’t play or sing.
She then turned to eight wheels, and roller skated to Paris, whilst learning en route. And, having been inspired by the story she read ten years earlier, she trekked for ten weeks on her own, across the Australian outback, following the Rabbit Proof Fence, retracing the amazing journey of three young sisters.
2017 - Truck Tales - circumnavigating Australia with Truck Drivers
2016 - Walking the Rabbit Proof Fence
2013 - To Bude in the Nude- 150 mile roller-skate to Bude in a nude suit, because it rhymed!
2013 - Je Parle Franglais en skates - Rollerskating to Paris whilst learning French
2013 - Running with Kenyans - Turned 30 and wanted to run a sub 3.0hr marathon. It didn't happen!
2012 - Runkule - 250 mile run to Manchester playing the ukulele
2012 - Running to Wales - Ran from London to see a friend for a cup of tea
Living in France and writing a book
How she would describe herself
Growing up in London
Where her love of travel came from
Finishing university and taking a year out…
One gap year turned into a 6 year adventure
Doing a Masters in journalism
Living in a boot room of a chalet at 35!
Any pressure to settle down? Not knowing what she wants to do!
Dealing with rejection and how she got into adventure
Learning about the death of her father and dealing with it at 24 years old
Signing up to the London to Paris Cycle ride and why it helped her with her grief
A break down of her different challenges
Being average but still managing to surprise herself
The thing she finds the hardest!
Researching the Rabbit Proof Fence and getting permission from the daughters of Daisy
Doing survival training in preparation for the trip
The number one tip in survival - DON’T PANIC
Trevor the Trolly (named after her dad)
Dealing with the wildlife in Australia.. snakes…spiders…
Wanting to do the challenge on her own
Not wanting the challenge to end
Learning more about Molly
Hitching a ride around Australia with Truck Drivers
Normality and not fitting in
Plans for 2018?!
Learning how to roller-skate!
Not announcing her next challenge until she knows it’s going to happen
Final words of advice
Website & Blog - www.lindseycole.co.uk
Twitter - @LindseyCole
Instagram - @Stompycole
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