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World Bike Girl Speaking Event MK

Venue: Stony Stratford, MK
Date: 17 Aug 2018
Times: 7.00 pm

World Bike Girl Speaking Event MK

Twenty3c Bike Shop, 42-44 High Street, Stony, Stratford, MK11 1AQ

Fri 17th August, Doors open 6.30pm, Event begins 7pm to 8.30 pm.

Coffee included in price of ticket. Price: £10

Ishbel Holmes embarked on the adventure of a lifetime when she set off to cycle the world. Now she is cycling a UK wide speaking tour with her dog Maria, whom she rescued cycling across Brazil last year.
 
Ishbel, who is Scottish-Iranian, was a velodrome sprinter for Iran and has since pedalled across 20 countries solo, rescuing street dogs (and the odd cat!) along the way. She will be talking about her adventures; including animal rescue by bike, pedalling across the Andes at 5000 meters, cycling through the Pantanal Jungle, biking Che Guevara’s final footsteps, crossing a country with no money, her viral one woman protest in Bolivia, and how she faces 20 years in prison if she returns to Iran for defending every women’s right to cycle, where her friends are still being arrested and beaten for riding their bikes.
 
Most of all Ishbel hopes to inspire people to use their negative experiences to propel them into positive futures.
 
Ishbel has written a powerful, inspiring, and emotional memoir documenting her adventures and a journey of self-discovery sparked by her love for Lucy, the very first street dog she rescued whilst cycling across Turkey and the parallels to her experiences of foster care, homelessness, and being unwanted. It’s called Me, My Bike and a Street Dog Called Lucy and there is a film being made about her life.
 
Her talk will resonate with cyclists, outdoor enthusiasts, animal lovers, and anyone who’s struggled.

Ticket Page: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/446824
Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/505159393242676/

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