#155: Sarah Davis on Swapping Paddles for Pedals to Ride Across Australia [Podcast] - Sparta Chicks

#155: Sarah Davis on Swapping Paddles for Pedals to Ride Across Australia [Podcast]

Sparta Chicks Radio

Feb 28
Sarah Davis returns to Sparta Chicks Radio

Sarah Davis is a professional risk manager with a passion for risk-taking.

And she’s back for her 3rd visit to Sparta Chicks Radio!

In 2019, Sarah became the first woman to lead an expedition along the length of the Nile and joined me on the show in episodes 34 (from 2017) and 124 (from 2019) to discuss it.

This time she returns to share her next epic adventure, in which she’s swapping her paddles for pedals and will ride 5,000 unsupported across Australia!

In this conversation, we discuss:

* why, just 8 months after finishing her Nile expedition, she decided to paddle the length of Australia’s longest river, the Murray - a journey of 2,500km

* where (and when) the idea to ride across Australia came from,

* the logistics involved,

* how she’s preparing her body - and butt! - for the ride,

* the risks she’s likely to encounter,

* what she the Nile expedition taught her about risk management,

* how you can manage the risks associated with your adventures, 

* why Sarah and her expedition companion Tara have decided to use the ride as a vehicle (pun intended) to encourage growth through struggle,

* mental health challenges, eating disorders and developing a deeper appreciation for what your body can do, as opposed to what it looks like.

Click here to listen on iTunes.

Notes and resources:

iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify

To find out more about Sarah or to say hello, you can find her on Instagram, via her website or follow the ride across Australia at cyclingoz.com