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Bike Nite : The Joys of Adventure
January 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Bike Nite kicks off in 2016 with an exciting evening of intrigue and adventure hosted at Truth Coffee.
Join us for a night of film, talks and armchair travel, as South African bicycle adventurers share their journeys great and small. Solo adventurer Kayden Kleinhans brings to life his thrilling 53 000km trip around the globe and Tegan Phillips shares humorous anecdotes about cycling through Africa. Closer to home, photographer and cyclist David Malan introduces us to the world of micro-adventures that make every day an opportunity to discover new routes and ways to live life to the full.
We will be screening excerpts of Kayden’s upcoming TV series – DVD box sets will be on sale. The touring bikes and gear used on these adventures will be on display at the venue.
The best routes are the ones you haven’t ridden. You could pedal the same loops year after year. Many people do, literally or figuratively. But to grow, you need new rides. Risks. Turn down lanes you’ve long seen but never traveled. Get lost once or twice, then double back to where you started and try again
Live like this and you come to see unknown territory not as threatening, but as intriguing.
– Mark Remy, Bicycling Magazine 9/01
KAYDEN KLEINHANS – With over 53 000 carbon free kilometers around the globe on pedal power, Adventurer & Filmmaker, Kayden has been raising awareness about pressing environmental issues and our over reliance on fossil fuels for over a decade now. Through his passion for conservation and the environment, Kayden has planted thousands of trees in South Africa through his charity the Global Wheeling Foundation in a bid to give back to the very source that inspires him so much. It’s this drive and passion for nature that has seen him reach the world’s most amazing natural wonders across six continents on human steam alone. Pushing the boundaries physically and mentally through some of the most challenging environments the world has to offer, from the likes of the Sahara Desert, war torn Ivory Coast, Death Valley and the Andes solo and unsupported.
TEGAN PHILLIPS – Part-time bicycle adventurer and self confessed ice-cream eater, Tegan has cycle-toured through parts of Europe on Tom Allen’s travelling bicycle named Charlie. She has recently returned from a nine month, unsupported, family bicycle adventure through Southern and Eastern Africa, documented in her beautifully illustrated blog – Unclipped Adventure. “I know very little about bicycle-maintenance and map-reading, which makes for interesting and often disastrous exploits to draw cartoons about”.
DAVID MALAN – Photographer and avid cyclist, David, shares his passion for Micro Adventures – opening our eyes to the possibility that adventure is not only for ‘Adventurers’ and that the best adventures can be found right on ones doorstep!
Cover Picture © Global Wheeling Foundation
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