Sarah’s Cross-World Expedition

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With an amazing and very ambitious goal of travelling self-propelled round the northern hemisphere, Rutland’s Sarah Outen MBE has finally achieved her dream.

Back in April 2011, she was at her starting point, looking up at London’s Tower Bridge, ready to push herself to the maximum level.

Her small support crew apart, all she had was a bike, a rowing boat and a kayak to help her. Facing extreme conditions over the next four years, you may have thought she would have given up, right? But no, she knew it was for charity, she overcame every hurdle, she went for it!
It is extraordinary to know that she lives in our little county of Rutland, a far cry from the North Pacific, where in 2012 a fierce windstorm resulted in a mid-ocean rescue from her rowing boat. But that incident was just one of the many challenges she faced.

angleJust this summer, a hurricane on the Atlantic forced an evacuation after an incredible 143 days at sea.

She has also kayaked some of the most furious waterways in the world and crossed North America on her bike, during one of the harshest winters on record.

Back in March, she told The Daily Telegraph: “It seems strange talking about the home straight when you still have to get across the North Atlantic, but I do feel that the end will soon be in sight.”

At last, after 4 and half years, 25000 miles, and extreme effort, Sarah is probably resting on her sofa, recounting the memory of ‘London2London: via the world expedition’.

She has recently blogged: “Physically my recovery and transition is a mix of physio, sports massage, and mostly gentle exercise, in a bid to turn unhappy muscles and posture back to a happier normal.”

29-year-old, Sarah is delighted to have been shortlisted in the BT Sport Action Woman of the Year awards and here at Cottesmore Primary our fingers are tightly crossed for her!

Sorry, you’ll have to wait till May for the launch of her book ‘Dare to Do’ but you can visit her fact-filled website by clicking here.


Georgia, Year 6

Cottesmore Primary School

13 Responses to Sarah’s Cross-World Expedition

  1. Mrs Rachel Thomas November 16, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Well done Georgia, this is a fascinating article about an inspirational woman and I am so proud to see that your work has been published.

  2. Sam November 16, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Fascinating article Georgia. As well as her physical fitness, Sarah must have some extraordinary mental agility to have achieved those feats of human endurance.

    Excellent report and congratulations on getting your first article published on the YJA website (for the whole world to see!).

    YJA Managing Editor

  3. Rob Pitman November 16, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Wow what a debut! I really enjoyed reading your article – a real insight into a very strong character and role model. Great start I’ll be keeping my eye out for your next article.


  4. Sarah Outen November 17, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Great article Georgia. Many more ahead, I hope!

  5. Tia Bond November 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    amazing article I hope you can teach me all about Sarah’s Cross-World Expedition at school very soon because it sounds very interesting. Hope you have more amazing articles coming very very soon

  6. Maddie Stacey November 17, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    WOW! Georgia I did NOT think this would be THAT good!!!!!!!!!!!!! well done! 🙂

  7. isobel farrell November 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Well done Georgia I’m so proud of you hope to see some more fantastic reports!!!!

  8. Gemma December 8, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I am so proud of you, you never told me your article went viral.
    You’re so beautiful and intelligent, love you soooooo much.
    Love always
    Mum xxx

  9. Victoria Buckley December 8, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I really enjoyed reading your article, Georgia! I am very proud of the work you have produced and I was so pleased to see that it had been published! Keep up the good work.

    Mrs Buckley

  10. louie December 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Well done Georgia. I can’t believe believe Sarah Outen actualy replied! i can’t wait to see your next article!!!!!!!!!!

    Louie Hall 🙂 love it

  11. Ashley Smart December 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Well done Georgia, this is a really fascinating article about Sarah Outen. She seems like a really interesting person.

  12. Joshua charles January 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Georgia your article was very motivating, you make it seem so easy. You have motivated me to write my own article and hopefully make many more in the near future.Thank you and wonderful article,

    Joshua Charles

  13. Josh January 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Great article Georgia!!!!!!!!

    Hope there are many more ahead!