This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 2nd Apr 2019
Join us at Stanfords as Alan Brown takes us on an epic coast-to-coast trip through the wild and lonely interior of the Highlands.
Seeking a temporary escape from city life, he traverses paths historic and new, eschewing creature comforts and high-tech cycle gear, trusting his (mostly) serviceable mongrel bike. Armed with the essentials and a sense of adventure and curiosity, he discovers more about nature, history, people, his country, the concept of risk, and himself, than he ever thought possible.
Alan traces a route from Argyllshire’s Loch Etive across remote Rannoch Moor, the beautiful glens of Perthshire and dramatic Grampian terrain to reach the Moray Firth at Findhorn. Ready for all weathers and obstacles, he succumbs to the hypnotic daily routine of ride, eat, sleep, repeat. He’s savouring the landscapes, the wildlife and the solitude, and relishing the self-reliance. He is also picking up clues to past lives, and discovering how the land has been altered for game sports – or conserved for wild- and birdlife.
It’s a route where Alan gets to spend time with nature and himself, where he takes his time, wild camping under the stars, on a journey of discovery in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
About the author:
Alan Brown is a director of Bike Station, a cycling charity that promotes good mental and physical health through encouraging people to cycle. He is a former academic with fifteen years’ experience as a manager and analyst in major financial institutions. He lives in Edinburgh.
Tickets £4 (redeemable against the price of Overlander by Alan Brown).
Includes a glass of wine/soft drink.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-04-02 2019-04-02 Europe/London Overlander: Bikepacking coast to coast across the heart of the highlands Alan Brown takes us on an epic coast-to-coast trip through the wild and lonely interior of the Highlands. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/04/02/overlander-bikepacking-coast-to-coast-across-the-heart-of-the-highlands-195488 Stanfords,7 Mercer Walk,,London