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Pedalling Tales

  • Friday, 27 September, 2019 - 19:00 to Friday, 27 September, 2019 - 21:30
  • Wild Goose Space, Bristol, BS2 9YP
  • Bristol
  • Gary Seabrook
  • The evening is a fundraiser for The Woodland Trust, but is also about bringing people together to share their stories of adventure and love for the outdoors. This is the 8th benfit we've run, the last 4 of which have sold out. They are small, intimate, affairs and folks bring along laughter and warmth.


Happy World Productions is pleased as PUNCH to announce details of its latest fundraiser evening – a benefit for The Woodland Trust, the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity.

The evening will take place on Friday 27th September 2019 at Wild Goose Space, St Werburghs, Bristol. The evening is called ‘Pedalling Tales’ and will consist of 2 talks around the theme of cycle touring.

We will, of course, be running a raffle, selling homemade cakes and tea. There will also be an information stand for you to find out all about the lovely things The Woodland Trust get up to. A brief synopsis of the talks as follows:

Talk 2: In October 2018, Gary Seabrook cycled 3,000 miles across the USA from California to Florida. He faced huge challenges on his ride, crossing deserts and mountain passes. He battled with extreme temperatures, diced with death on the interstates and dodged logging trucks on back roads. Despite the challenges the journey took him through breath taking scenery and wide open places where he met intriguing characters from mule herders to border control officers. Time and time again he was offered friendship and kindness by complete strangers that inspired him to keep him moving across the country.

Talk 1: Lucy Pedler with husband Paul cycled 800km from the source to the sea on the banks of the Rhine River. The experience was such a delight that she then did the same distance again the next year, this time along the Danube River. Lucy will talk about some of the highlights of the journeys including staying in a monastery serving up home brewed beer and being chased by a local journalist for a story. These brilliant stories together with some photos will show how long distance cycling and good cycle paths create an unforgettable and joyful experience.

All proceeds from the evening go to the Woodland Trust.
Doors open at 7pm, first talk will start 7.30pm

Tickets are £7.50 and are available from

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