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Overlander with Alan Brown

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Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh

53 - 62 South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH1 1YS

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Blackwell's is delighted to be welcoming local author and cycling campaigner Alan Brown to the bookshop as part of Edinburgh Cycling Festival. He’ll be telling stories about his journey, offering advice on how to take your own bikepacking trip, and asking questions about who owns and manages the wild country of Scotland.

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Seeking a temporary escape from the city and a mad world, Alan Brown plots out a personal challenge: an epic coast-to-coast trip through the lonely interior of the Highlands. He traverses paths historic and new, eschewing creature comforts and high-tech gear, trusting his (mostly) servicebale bike and his own skills. Armed with the essentials and a sense of curiosity, her discovers more about nature, people, his country, risk and himself, than he ever thought possible.

Alan traces a route from Argylleshire'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, sometimes, comserved for wildlife and birds.

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. Overlander is his first book.




For more information, or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact the Blackwell's Edinburgh events team on 0131 622 8237 or events.edinburgh@blackwell.co.uk.

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