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25th June 2015: International Carbon Conscious Bicycle Powered Pedalling Adventures! by Simon Byrom

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Come along to The Counting House at 7pm to hear Simon’s story, share a crust of bread, and hear what he has learned along the way…

 

Title of talk:

International Carbon Conscious Bicycle Powered Pedalling Adventures!

 

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

Highlights and insights from a journey by bicycle back to Blighty, (with a little help from infernal combustion engines where physical barriers, time and bureaucracy compromised the way).

A few paragraphs on your subject:

Having developed a passion for travel I happened to find myself Down Under several years ago… Looking for an environmentally friendly means of getting home I acquired an old bicycle in Sydney, Australia, and set off on an epic adventure which found me pedalling across deserts, mountains and sprawling metropolises, taking in the exotic lands of Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, China, Mongolia and Russia (with some not inconsiderable assistance from the trans-Siberian railway!).

En route I came upon an isolated matriarchal society which offers a fascinating alternative insight into ‘reality’, to counter our dominant western centred world view. The highlight of the trip was coming in reach of Shangri-la on the roof of the World!

I would like to share this adventure to inspire and encourage others to take up independent travel and to raise awareness that Another World IS Possible beyond the current dominant paradigm of power, money and fossil fuel dependency.

 

A few paragraphs about you:

Having formerly worked in the Middle East in the murky business of oil exploration, I have subsequently become a passionate advocate for an alternative, low carbon lifestyle.

 

What free internet knowledge resources would you recommend to others if they wish to explore your chosen theme further?

https://www.warmshowers.org/

http://www.wwoof.net/

 

What are your weblinks?

Public Email – [email protected]

 

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