Not long ago, 35-year-old British adventurer Maria Leierstam announced her intention to reach the South Pole on a recumbent tricycle. And so yesterday at 1:00 am GMT, she achieved her goal of becoming the first person in the world to reach the Antarctic Pole by bicycle.
Maria Leierstam used a modified version of the standard Sprint tricycle, which is manufactured and sold by Cycle Engineering. The choice fell on a bike with a recumbent position, because this will allow you to maintain stability during very strong winds and concentrate on moving forward.
The idea of using a recumbent tricycle has fully justified itself. The British cyclist managed to overtake two other travelers, who also moved to the pole on bicycles, albeit two-wheeled.