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Travel Geeks: Cycling — 28 March 2017

National Geographic Traveller (UK) present a panel talk on cycling holidays, in association with Intrepid Travel. Hear top advice from our experts and enjoy a drink, as we look at the best destinations to explore by bike and breakdown the many options available for a cycling holiday

Travel Geeks: Cycling — 28 March 2017

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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.

In this event, in association with Intrepid Travel, our panel discusses 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 the world. 

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.

Sponsored by

Intrepid Travel



Emily Chappell
Emily Chappell, Author and Cyclist
Emily 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 titles 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. He was awarded Travel Journalist of the Year at The Press Awards 2017.


Frank Cheshire
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.


Matt Hampton
Matthew Hampton, Journalist
Matthew 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.

Moderated by

Stephanie Cavagnaro
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.

Event details

When: 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