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Travel Geeks: Rush Hour — Cycling
Tue 28 March 2017, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
Don’t rush off, join our after-work get togethers.
Top tips, advice, technical know-how, photo ideas… and a glass of something cheery. Our series of informal chats are tailored to fit in with your busy lives. Travel Geeks: Rush Hour is just an hour long, and offers you the chance to hear from our experts, share a drink and join in the lively debate.
Forget planes, cars or cruises, in this event, our panel discusses all things cycling: What's the best place to explore by bike? What options are available for a cycling holiday? Are guided or self-guided tours better?
Jumping onto a bike is one of the best ways to discover a region: from secluded castles in rural France to the leafy lushness of Kerala, the world can easily be explored at your leisure. Whether beginner or expert, independent or family, a trip on two wheels is one of the best ways to truly get up close to a new part of a country.
Our panel will answer all your questions about where to go, what to do and how to do it. All you have to do is come armed with a curious mind, your burning questions and any ideas you’d like to discuss.
Emily Chappell, Author and Cyclist
Emily Chappell is an author and long-distance cyclist, whose adventures include crossing Asia by bike, cycling through the Alaskan and Canadian winters, and winning the 4,000km Transcontinental Race across Europe. Her first book, What Goes Around, is published by Guardian Faber. thatemilychappell.com.
Simon Usborne, Writer
Simon is a feature writer and keen road cyclist based in London. Formerly of The Independent, he
now works for 5tles including the Guardian, Tatler and GQ and writes regular travel stories for the Financial
Times, most recently on two wheels from the Dolomites and Mallorca.
Frank Cheshire, Product Manager, Intrepid Travel
Frank is the bike-obsessed Product Manager heading up Intrepid Travel’s new cycling range. Having started as a tour leader 15 years ago, he has turned his passion into his dream job, sharing his wealth of cycling experience with cyclists of all levels. He’s happiest when cycling the world, from Switzerland’s snowy Alps to the harsh African plains of Tanzania.
Matthew Hampton, Journalist
Matthew Hampton is a passionate advocate of two wheeled travel, from mountain biking to road biking, and was editor of Mountain Bike Rider magazine for two years. Last year’s highlights include riding in the final mountain stage of the Tour de France before the pros. The lowlight was definitely being run over while commuting.
Stephanie Cavagnaro, Senior Editor of National Geographic Traveller
Stephanie has been at National Geographic Traveller for four years and will be bringing a touch of order to the proceedings, adding her own tips and tales along the way.
When: Tuesday, 28 March 2017 from 18.30 to 19.30
Where: Intrepid UK, 1st Floor, Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, Brixton, London SW9 8DJ
Tickets: £10 — includes a free glass of wine, a beer or soft drink, plus nibbles