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Round the world on just one gear- Markus Stitz tells all...
Sun 26 March 2017, 19:30 – 21:30 BST
From 3rd September 2015 to 27th Aug 2016 Markus Stitz rode around the world on a customised Surly Ogre with only one gear. During his journey he saw the Aurora Borealis in Iceland, braved minus 17 C in New Mexico, pushed up the world's steepest street in Dunedin, corssed the Australian Outback, cycled the Anatolian Highlands and the Alps and rode the famous cobbles of Flanders. All to prove that it can be done. One gear is enough to cycle the world.
This event is part of Velocity's GoByCycle Project which aims to increase cycling, walking and liftsharing in place of driving. There is no financial payment. Instead you will be asked to pledge the number of miles you will cycle, walk or liftshare instead of driving in the 4 weeks after the event and this information will be collected on the door. Please think about the number of miles you will pledge before arriving!
There is a simple website where you will be asked to log these miles.