Ambush! Cyclist Kate Leeming faces rebel gunfire crossing Africa by bike

In this episode of When It Hits The Fan we chat to Kate Leeming. Kate is a record-breaking long-distance cyclist from Melbourne, Australia.

In 2010, she became the first person to cycle an unbroken line from Africa’s most westerly point to its most easterly point. The expedition, known as Breaking the Cycle, took in 22,000km of the continent’s toughest terrain – as well as an ambush from Ninja rebels in Congo-Brazzaville.

Being shown how to fire a 9mm pistol near Hafun on the final day, Image Z Kratky.

Breaking the Cycle Across Australia

Securing an area just after the shooting incident, ROC, Image Z Kratky.

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When It Hits The Fan podcast features tales of close-calls and hair-raising ordeals from explorers, extreme-sports fanatics and more. From capsizing in Iranian rapids to fending off corrupt police in Colombia, our guests have faced down danger - and lived to tell the tale.