Cycling Solo (slowly!) to Sulawesi

About This Project

Local cyclist Dave Barden shares his experiences of his project to cycle around the world – slowly!

Dave is currently over halfway through his project to cycle around the world in short sections, having ridden well over 9000 miles.   His journey has taken him through seventeen countries, and he plans to cycle at least six more.  So far it has been a truly wonderful and fascinating adventure.

His talk will cover the key areas of:

  • Why he has chosen to cycle around the world in at least fifteen stages over a period of fifteen years – is it really a mad thing to do!?
  • What he has read and researched to help make his rides so fascinating, what visas and other paperwork has been needed – and the problems these requirements caused when paperwork is ‘in error’!!
  • How he has put plans into action; equipment and materials used, how he finds his way when he can’t read the road-signs or speak the language. How people have been so welcoming in many countries – and have sometimes saved him from near disasters.
  • Where he has travelled so far, what has been particularly enjoyable and not enjoyable – and where he plans to cycle on forthcoming rides.
  • When – the timescale for the whole project, and how far and how long he cycles daily.

This event is in aid of the Red Cross Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami Appeal.  There will also be a brief talk by Kerry Threadgill (RC Senior Community Fundraiser for Merseyside) about the work the Red Cross has been doing to support victims of the Sulawesi disaster.

The talk is on Thursday 21st March and lasts from 7.00-8.30.  Tickets are £7.50/ £4 concessions, with all proceeds going to the Red cross.  Please email to reserve your place.

Please note that there are several other events on this particular night at the Williamson, and so the car park may be extremely busy.  Please consider travelling by public transport if possible – or, indeed, by bike!

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