I’m so excited to say that Tribe Porty, a local community social enterprise that I’m involved in is hosting a talk by Anna Hughes and Kate Rawles, two cycle writers as they reflect on their experiences of discovering new places, people and parts of themselves as they ride in very different areas of the world. Long days in the saddle, some hard nights and the kindness of strangers all feature in these travelling tales, as does the exploration of climate change and what it means to rely on yourself.
The talk will be on Friday, 30 October at 7pm.
Anna Hughes is an experienced cycle instructor, bike mechanic and in the summer of 2011, Anna cycled round the coast of England, Scotland and Wales. It was a 4000 mile, 10 week journey, to the four corners of the UK and everything in between. Her book ‘Eat Sleep Cycle: a bike ride around the coast of Britain’ is published by Summersdale and available to buy from Word Power. Anna is also writing a children’s book, “The adventures of Polly”, which recounts the travels of Polly the Playmobil cyclist as she journeys around the coast. You can contact Anna through her website: http://www.annacycles.co.uk
Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to communicate major environmental issues. Her book The Carbon Cycle; Crossing the Great Divide (Two Ravens Press, 2012) is based on a 4553 mile bike ride from Texas to Alaska, following the spine of the Rockies and exploring N.American attitudes to climate change. It was shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Festival Adventure Travel Book Awards and was a runner up in the People’s Book Prize. Her next ride – The Life Cycle – will be in South America in 2016 with a focus on biodiversity. Kate lives in the Lake District and is a keen hill-walker, sea kayaker and book worm.
CTC, the national cycling charity, and CTC Scotland are delighted to host this unique evening with Anna Hughes and Kate Rawles as they recount their distinctive adventures around the UK and across the USA.