Paralympian Karen Darke MBE will be sharing tales from her ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ tomorrow morning on BBC Radio 4 at 11.00am.
This summer, after competing for Team Scotland in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Karen hand cycled 1,500km along the course of the Murray River in Australia. She made the journey not just to learn about the impact that climate change and irrigation are having on the river, but also to have time to reflect and think about the next steps in her life and her career.
During the programme, Karen meets the people who know the river best and contemplates how the changing course of the river shares similarities with her own transient feelings and upcoming decisions she needs to make.
Karen recorded this video with us whilst she was editing her programme at BBC Radio 4.
We hope you’ll tune in to listen to From Source to Sea via Me, tomorrow morning at 11.00am.
You can listen live on BBC Radio 4, and the programme will be available shortly after broadcast here
You can follow Karen on Twitter @kdarke and on Facebook.
Find out more about our grants and see how you could receive £5,000 to undertake your own Journey of a Lifetime.
The programme will be available from 11.00am on Friday 12 October 2018.
An annual award of £5,000 for a challenging expedition or research project which furthers our knowledge of the planet, its cultures, peoples and environments.
Grants for fieldwork, expeditions and research with a regional focus.
An annual award of £12,500 to an expedition working in an aquatic environment.
An award run on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover, offering £30,000 and the use of a vehicle to make a challenging journey that promotes a wider understanding or enjoyment of geography.
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