Sunday 7: Steph Jeavons

interview motorbike sunday7 Nov 24, 2019

Steph Jeavons has ridden her motorbike in some of the hottest, coldest, driest, wettest, highest and lowest places in the world. In 2018 she became the first person to circumnavigate the globe and ride a motorcycle on all seven continents. In 2014 she landed her bike on Antarctica having sailed across the Drake Passage (one of the roughest seas in the world) on a small sailing yacht.

We sent Steph some quickfire questions for our new 'Sunday 7' series...

 

What is your...

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The Final Exam - Q&A with Lia Ditton

interview q&a rowing Oct 29, 2019

Three months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Lia Ditton will depart from Choshi, Japan on a mission to row 5,500 miles alone and unsupported across the Pacific Ocean to the west coast of the USA. Nineteen attempts have been made to row this distance. Two were successful. One person was lost at sea.

We caught up with Lia and asked her some questions about her upcoming trip:

 

Q: What initially made you want to attempt a solo crossing of the Pacific?

 

I met a man who had just...

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The Big Bang: An Interview with Emma Twyford

climbing interview Oct 03, 2019

Emma Twyford photographed on The Big Bang by John Bunney. 

 

After redpointing The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn (North Wales), Emma Twyford has become the first British woman to climb 9a. Known as Wales’ hardest sport climb, Emma’s ascent is only the third of this route. We sent Faye Latham, a member of our blog team, to talk to Emma about her success and any advice she might have for female climbers.

 

Q: What attracted you to the climb, ‘The Big...

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Tonic of the Sea - a story of recovery with Katie Maggs

“Being in open water, there is something about the fact that you’re quite ‘away’ from other things. You get that feeling of being ‘inside’ nature, you’re immersed in it. All of the things that I lost through burnout or stress and anxiety - feeling brave, feeling capable, feeling physically strong, mentally strong, being able to have fun and enjoy something - swimming is what brought all of those things back. If you can manage to get into the sea in...

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