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Adventurer claims South Pole cycle world record

Welsh adventurer Maria Leijerstam is the first ever to cycle to the South Pole.

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Welsh adventurer prepares for South Pole cycle

Maria Leijerstam hopes to be the first person in the world to cycle to the South Pole Credit: Ryan Edy

Adventurer Maria Leijerstam, 35, is heading out to Antarctica in an attempt to become the first person in the world to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the continent.

She will spend both Christmas day and New Years day cycling in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees with the aim of reaching the South Pole by January 7 2014.

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