Meet a Fellow Traveller

Posted by chdot on May 1, 2007

Dave Horton reaches Edinburgh tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) on his ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Along the way he is visiting places connected with cycling such as Sustrans’ Head Office in Bristol and the Manchester Velodrome.

“I’m interviewing cycle campaigners, cycle planners, end-to-end record breakers and BMXers. These visits and conversations will form the basis of a book I am writing about cycling. The book’s primary aim is to communicate – and hopefully to help instil – a love of cycling to a wide readership.”

His day job is with the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University – “The concept of ‘mobilities’ encompasses both the large-scale movements of people, objects, capital, and information across the world, as well as the more local processes of daily transportation, movement through public space, and the travel of material things within everyday life.”

In Edinburgh he will ride around the city with David Gardiner of Laid Back Ligfiets. In the evening he’s offering “a chance to discuss and explore cycling with someone who’s keen to hear your views and opinions, a free copy of the book when it’s published, and a chance to promote your particular projects.” Foolishly he is also offering to “buy a few drinks!”

He’ll be at the The Jolly Judge (James Court, Lawnmarket) from 8.00. So if you want to ‘talk cycling’, or even just listen to others, Dave will be pleased to see you “the more the merrier from my perspective!” He’s heading off to Pitlochry the following morning.

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