About Lindsey


Hello. Thanks for popping along here. Nice to meet you. My name's Lindsey- I'm a Brit who likes to do stuff. From running across the country to see a friend for a cuppa, pedalling my bike down the length of Africa to watch a football tournament, or wondering along a fence line retracing an incredible journey that inspired me from a book, whatever idea pops into my head I like to see if I can give it a go. 

 Speaking at Daisy's retirement home, who's 1931 epic journey of walking the rabbit proof fence I retraced in 2016.

Speaking at Daisy's retirement home, who's 1931 epic journey of walking the rabbit proof fence I retraced in 2016.

Where it all started

It all started with too many beers backpacking in Australia, jumping the fence at a music festival and then mud sliding, where I inevitably broke my ankle- 2 plates, 9 pins (crumbs!)

On the Doc's request to recline for three months, my house mates stacked up films and books to ease my boredom whilst they trotted off to work. One of those books and films was Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence- a story about three young aboriginal girls who were forcibly removed from their family in Western Australia, and placed in a settlement 1000 miles away to be assimilated into white society. They escaped and walked all the way home, following the Rabbit Proof Fence. 

A few months later, back on the backpacker trail, I received a call from home. My dad had died in the night and I. Could. Not. Breath…

I was on the first plane home back to England where I found myself lost, confused and unbelievably sad. So, I threw myself into adventure and endurance to deal with the grief. It’s the most wonderful of medicines!

 
 To bude in the nude

To bude in the nude

 Meeting haile gebrselassie whilst cycling to the South Africa World Cup

Meeting haile gebrselassie whilst cycling to the South Africa World Cup

 My first adventure. Cycling to paris, in memory of my dad with these beauties.

My first adventure. Cycling to paris, in memory of my dad with these beauties.

 je parle franglais en skates

je parle franglais en skates

 Running with Kenyans

Running with Kenyans

 runkulele

runkulele


With a background in journalism and documentary-making, topped with a lust for travel and wandering, I go wherever my curious nose takes me. Ears flapping wide to absorb any local character stories and heart rate pumping as I like to keep my feet moving.

 Making my first documentary in Rwanda

Making my first documentary in Rwanda

 Still keeping it elevated

Still keeping it elevated

I started with the London Triathlon, having not ridden more than 400m ever in my life. I liked it and felt inspired about life again. I then cycled London to Paris. I liked that too. Each time I faced one of those big, ugly hills, which I hated and spat at,  I thought about the characters in the book I'd recently read, Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence, and compared what I was doing to what they had to endure. I then felt like a massive softy. So, each time a new adventure idea mysteriously crept into my head I'd just do it. And, in 2016 I finally plucked up the courage to return to Australia to walk the Rabbit Proof Fence. 

Past Adventures

2017 - Truck Tales - circumnavigating Australia with Truck Drivers

2016 - Walking the Rabbit Proof Fence

2013 - To Bude in the Nude- 150 mile rollerskate 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 - I ran from London to see a friend for a cup of tea

2012 - Ironman Nice

2011 - Ironman Regensburg

2011 - London to Frankfurt cycle- to make the Women’s World Cup 2011

2010 - Cycle to the Cup - Cairo to Cape Town to make the FIFA World Cup

2009 - Ironman 70.3 Antwerp

2009 - Lands End to John O’Groats

2008 - London Olympic Triathlon

2008 - London to Paris cycle