The best country in the world to borrow a canoe is Canada, Masai tribesmen are the vainest people in the world and the only way to keep your food from freezing when cycling through a Siberian winter is to put it down your pants...
These are just some of the things you learn if you spend 4 years cycling round the world, according to explorer and adventurer Alastair Humphreys, who came to Bristol last week to deliver a talk in aid of Life Cycle. A sell-out crowd of 200 people squeezed into The Hen and Chicken in Bedminster to listen to a funny, inspiring and hugely entertaining account of Alastair's epic journey of 46,229 miles. Costing just £7000 for the entire journey, which took him through 5 continents, 60 countries - and 3 replacement bikes - Alastair's adventures were a compelling reminder that you don't need to be a celebrity with corporate backing to have an epic adventure. With just a bike and a tent at your disposal, all you need is the courage to step out of the door.
In all, the event raised over £1400 towards Life Cycle's inclusive cycling projects, which work to support those who need a little bit of help to enjoy the benefits of cycling.
A huge thanks go out to Alastair for giving up his time for free to making the trip over to Bristol, the Hen and Chicken for hosting us and to everyone who bought a ticket, one of Alastair's books or gave a donation.
Find out more about Alastair and his adventures at www.alastairhumphreys.com
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