LONDON, October 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
At midday on Thursday (22/10/15) British adventurer Sarah Outen will set off from Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, Cornwall on the final leg of her four and a half year London2London: Via the World expedition that has seen her cycle, kayak and row 25,000 miles around the planet.
Sarah will spend the next two weeks making her way up to London on her bike Hercules and in her kayaks Nelson and Krissy, arriving under Tower Bridge at midday on 3rd November to complete her ground-breaking journey.
Her cycle route will take in Exeter, Bath and Oxford, after which she will kayak down the Thames through Reading, Windsor and Teddington to Tower Bridge.
Sarah Outen says: "I am a mix of emotion and grins as I look back on the last 4.5 years of expedition and also look ahead to wrapping it up. I am looking forward to having friends, family and supporters join in on this the final part of the journey. I am tired and wired at the same time and hoping to push up my charity totals as I make my way home."
Sarah set out from Tower Bridge in April 2011. It has been a long and extremely difficult expedition. She has cycled in temperatures ranging from over 40 degrees in the Gobi Desert to -40 degrees in North America during one of the harshest winters on record. In 2012 she was rescued from the Pacific Ocean after she was hit by a tropical storm in her rowing boat, but went back a year later to become the first person to ever row from Japan to Alaska. Sarah has also kayaked some of the most treacherous waters in the world.
Less than three weeks ago, Sarah was forced to evacuate from the Atlantic Ocean after Hurricane Joaquin was forecast to pass over her location. She was en route from Cape Cod to Falmouth in her rowing boat, two thirds of the way home after 143 days alone at sea. The evacuation was coordinated by the Falmouth Coast Guard.
She explains: "I had an amazing and challenging five months on the Atlantic this year, but it wasn't my year for the weather. I lost my boat in the pick up process and so will not be making another attempt. Every journey has its time and now feels like the right time to wrap up. It is all part of the story. My thanks to Falmouth Coast Guard for their assistance during my journey.''
Sarah has raised thousands for her chosen charities - CoppaFeel!, MNDA, WaterAid and the Jubilee Sailing Trust - and inspiring adults and school children alike through talks and interviews en route.
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