Rob Penn is a bike aficionado, woodland lover and author of the Sunday Times bestseller 'It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels'. He has ridden a bicycle in over forty countries, on five continents and in his late-twenties, pedalled around the world.
Rob rides a bicycle for fun, to keep fit, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, stay sane, for the fellowship of riding with friends, to scare himself, and; sometimes, just to escape when the world is breaking his balls. He relishes a good cycling challenge, and recently teamed up with Howies to ride overnight across the length of Wales.
It's All About the Bike was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been translated into eleven languages, becoming an essential read for any cyclist:
'The pages overflow with pioneers, mavericks and geniuses... a depiction of a world you might vote for.' - Observer
'His adrenalin-charged enthusiasm... delivers a good ride... The social history is snappy and his almost religious quest for ultimate craftsmanship full of wit.' - Financial Times
'Gem of a book' - Economist
Following critical acclaim and high media interest, the book was successfully made into a BBC documentary 'Ride of my Life: the Story of the Bicycle'. Rob writes regularly for, amongst others publications, The Guardian, The Observer, Financial Times and Sunday Times. He is currently filming a six part series for BBC 4 called Wild Wood, for broadcast in Autumn 2012.
Come and hear a fascinating account of Rob's adventures and experiences for the bargain price of just £5 (£7 on the door). All proceeds go towards Life Cycle's inclusive cycling projects
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please note: unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to the Hen & Chicken