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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.
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.
Matt is a freelance writer, having written for The Sunday Times and The Independent. He regularly writes about active travel, ranging from skiing and snowboarding to cycling and sailing.
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 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 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: Where: Intrepid UK, 4th 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