World Politics by Bicycle
October 22, 2015 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST
Come and hear a story that runs from the streets of London, through the insurrections of China to the trailer families of Louisiana. A snapshot of world politics by bicycle, Life Cycles is a 12mph view of the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It's a look at where we are, and sometimes, at how things could be different.
"On the Road for the Occupy generation" - openDemocracy
Julian Sayarer is a round the world cyclist. While working as a cycle courier in London, he learns that the world record for circumnavigation has been broken in conjunction with banks and big business. Seeing the bicycle and the open road reduced to a corporate marketing strategy, he resolves to do things his own way and take back the world record. He did in 169 days, through 20 countries, covering 18,049 miles, at an average of 110 miles a day. The achievement earned him a world record, but the book that tells the story, Life Cycles, isn't a story of records, and even the bicycle is kept as little more than the the very special vehicle that powered this journey.