60-Second Interview with Sophie Radcliffe
Sophie Radcliffe AKA ‘Challenge Sophie’ is a multi-talented explorer who is constantly embarking on new adventures and challenges. A woman who is forever trying to push her limits through climbing, skiing, cycling, running and Ironman triathlon. She is a great believer in breaking down barriers claiming that it’s the best way to develop confidence and resilience and more importantly to have fun!
Sophie hit the headlines this year in the UK for critising the BBC’s decision to reject applications from women for their show ‘The World’s Toughest Army’. Sophie, who last year completed the world’s first Alpine Coast to Coast in which she cycled 1669km and climbed 141km by foot told the Daily Mail how disappointed she was by the incident.
Sophie recently joined the Scicon family and took 60 seconds out of her busy training schedule to talk to us about her fears, obstacles, good luck charms and, of course, the AeroComfort 2.0 bike bag.
Photo by Dean Alexander
Biggest fear? Failing to discover my potential and using it to impact other people’s lives
Greatest obstacle? Overcoming the fear of uncertainty
Superstitions? I believe everything happens for a reason, sometimes this gives me great faith in things but other times it scares me when things happen that I didn’t want to happen, or don’t fit with what I thought would happen – it makes me question what they mean and feel uncertain about what’s coming next
Biggest achievement? The Alpine Coast to Coast – a world first expedition to climb the highest mountains in the 8 alpine countries and cycle the length of the Alps from Trieste on the Coast of Italy to Monaco. I covered 8 countries, 1700kms on bike, 151kms on foot and 45,500m ascent in 32 days
Favourite cycling destination? The Alps
Favourite song to work out to? Bon Jovi- It’s My Life
Spirit animal? Horse
Good luck charm? Pictures of my happiest memories
One thing nobody knows? I’m really slow at reading books
Never have I ever… Cycled a big alpine sportive
Best thing about having a Scicon bike bag? My first bike bag! I absolutely love it – so easy to carry my bike everywhere and has given me this huge sense of freedom and desire to travel with my bike and explore the world.
Sophie Radcliffe travels with the AeroComfort 2.0 TSA.
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