Bike to the Future evening: Jet McDonald and 'Mind is the ride'
We are very pleased to welcome writer, performer and long distance cycle tourer, Jet McDonald to Future Inns Cardiff on Thursday the 20th July. As part of our Bike to the Future initiative, Jet will be talking about cycling, philosophy and his forthcoming book documenting his journey from Bristol to India on two wheels. According to Jet:
“I cycled four thousand miles from Bristol to India but I didn’t want to write another travel book. I didn't just want to write about the experience of cycling, but about the experience that went on in my head. How I travelled imaginatively, not just on two wheels.
The book is far more than the story of a bicycle trip from Bristol in the UK to the southern tip of India, it is also a journey from Western to Eastern philosophy and how this informs the everyday experience of riding a bike. It is the pedal powered antidote to the petrol driven philosophies of the past. The age of the “travelogue” is over. We have travelled to the furthest limits of the world and hit the buffers. “Travel” and “Culture” are cast aside like supplements in the Sunday papers. We need to travel inwardly to see the world afresh. Mind is the Ride is that journey, on a bicycle”.
The evening will be curated by Simon Nurse (representing co-sponsors Odoni-Elwell cycle storage) and accompanied by Drew Mabey of Cardiff Cycle City. The evening will culminate with a Q&A with Jet; ask him about sailing on container ships, how to deal with mechanical issues in the desert and the kindness of strangers.
Thursday the 20th July. 18.30 - 20.00 approx, Future Inns Cardiff.
Free to enter, though advance booking is advised. Refreshments provided and light meals available in the bar. Please tweet to @cyclestuffblog for more details.