July 4, 2020 Online Meeting

This is a special online meeting for July 4, 2020 to replace the ones that should have happened around the world.

We have two or three speakers of around 40 minutes and break between them with breakout rooms where people can chat virtually, you will have to provide your own tea and biscuits.

You only need one ticket per screen, not one for each person watching or attending.

For forthcoming meetings we have

  • a suggested donation £2 for members to help with our costs and buy the speakers a coffee. Members will be emailed a ticket code link allowing access to this option or you can access it from the members area.
  • a donation of £5 for non-members, non-members may join the club for £12 per year and get this and future meetings at members rate for £12, we have 3 meetings online scheduled, members also receive Globe our members magazine and our annual members calendar.  
  • a catch up recording will be available to members and non-member ticket holders after the meeting.

You only need one ticket per screen, not one for each person watching or attending.

The meeting is starting earlier than usual to allow members from around the world to join us.

The meeting will start at 13:00 BST London UK time

First Speaker: Jacqui Trotter – The Stans

Jacqui Trotter talks about her journey overland back home from London to Australia via the five stans: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

A break of 20 minutes.

Second Speaker: Anna Hughes – Adventuring without flying

Last summer long-distance cyclist Anna Hughes cycled the length of France from Dieppe to Nice, joining the Club de Cinglés du Ventoux along the way by riding up each of Mont Ventoux’s ascents in one day.

The 1300km ride ended with a swim in the Mediterranean then a train journey home – in a bid to keep her emissions down, Anna has not been on a plane for more than a decade. She will talk about bike and train adventures, as well as why staying grounded is good for the soul as well as for the environment. 

Anna Hughes (www.annacycles.co.uk) is an author, adventurer and environmental campaigner. She has previously cycled and sailed around the British coastline, as well as completed many bike and boat adventures within Europe. She set up Flight Free UK www.flightfree.co.uk) in November 2018 to encourage others to reduce their emissions and experience the joy of travelling overland. 

A break of 20 minutes.

Third Speaker: Keith MacIntosh FRGS – ‘Back to Bamyan: a return to Afghanistan’

Four years after winning the first Marathon of Afghanistan, Keith returned to help organise the 2019 version, visiting Kabul and the Panjshir valley before heading to the beautiful Bamyan valley and the stunning waters of Band-e Amir.

The meeting will take place in zoom, if there is a large demand we will also stream the meeting.


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