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CONQUEST THEATRE


Bromyard HR7 4LL
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Conquest Theatre, Bromyard
The Long Ride Home

Live Performance

The Long Ride Home

SYDNEY TO LONDON ON A POSTIE BIKE
An illustrated talk by Nathan Millward
“I’m not sure it’s been done but the more I thought about it the more it sounded like a brilliant idea. I was already in Australia, my visa was coming to an end and I already had the bike. I’d bought her off eBay for AUS $1500. It was an old postman’s bike named Doris and her top speed was 47 mph.Could I really ride it up to Darwin, through Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and home? How long would it take? How much would it cost? And how the hell was I going to make it the 2800 up to Darwin and catch the boat to East Timor in the two weeks before immigration demanded I be out?I packed quick and then rode hard, blazing out of Sydney three days before my birthday with the sky blue and the throttle wide open. For footwear I had Converse, for storage a milk crate, for accommodation no idea. By day one I’d made it to Taree, by day two a nail had made three holes in my inner tube. I’d stopped to buy talcum powder for my already tender bottom and picked up the punctures in the carpark. I had a repair kit but no tyre levers…”

Thursday 16th March, 7.30pm £5 BOOK NOW