Adventurer. Speaker. Mermaid.


Lindsey Cole

Hello. Wonderful to meet you. I’m Lindsey, an adventurer, speaker, and storyteller who mostly travels on a bike called Rudy.

I’ve cycled the length of Africa, retraced Australia’s Rabbit Proof Fence and swum the length of the River Thames as a mermaid to highlight the current plastic pandemic.

I like journeys with a story and what I really enjoy is sharing them with anyone who will read, watch or listen to them. Read more.



I’ve just become a qualified outdoor swimming coach. Hurrah. Get in contact if you’d like help training for an event, or if you’d like me to take you swimming outdoors.

And, this coming year I’ll be taking people away to places I swam during Dipping Britain. They’ll be dipping, creativity and some environmentalism. So stay tuned if you’re interested.

Latest adventure

Dipping Britain


I’ve just finished cycling around Britain, connecting with wild swimmers.

Since mermaiding the Thames I have absolutely fallen in love with wild swimming. It makes me feel magically alive and I’ve never known such a welcoming, heart warming community quite like it. I received messages from all over the UK inviting me to swim with them. So, of course I made a plan.

In February, I cycled from Devon to the inaugural Scottish Winter Swimming Championship in Taymouth Marina and connected with wild swimmers en route. It was only meant to be for two weeks, but i was so high on adrenalin for that fortnight that I decided to carry on. And six months later, I finally hung up my dipping cossie and parked my bike. Read More.

I’m always luck to have a roof over my head. Many aren’t so lucky. If you’d like to help me help Crisis UK to end homelessness please donate here.

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Urban Mermaid

Whilst free diving in Indonesia, I cut my hand on a small piece of plastic. I then realised that I was surrounded by loads of plastic bobbing up and down miles from shore. It was devastating. So, I swam the length of the River Thames as a mermaid to show how we're choking our marine creatures with plastic.  Read More »


Previous adventure

Walking the Rabbit Proof Fence

Being stuck in Byron Bay with a broken leg, whilst backpacking in my early 20s, I had stacks of films and books for entertainment. One being Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence. The characters in the story helped me through a tough time I'd soon go through so I always wanted to return to Australia to retrace their journey. Read More »


TRevor- my walking trolley


Meeting Daisy

Staying with Maria, Molly's daughter




Where it all started

2010: Cairo to Cape Town

Cycled from Cairo to Cape Town, 6500 miles to make it to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

2012: Runkulele

Ran 250 miles to Manchester, carrying a ukulele to busk to earn my train fare home.

2013: Je parle Franglais

Roller-skated to Paris (even though I couldn't skate) whilst learning French on the way.

2013: TO BUDE in the Nude

Roller-skated 150 miles to see a friend in Bude, in a nude suit, because it rhymed.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
— Mark Twain

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