Park up your bicycles on Tuesday for a lecturer who will be talking about an extraordinary journey.
Kate Rawles – who teaches environmental issues at Lancaster’s University of Cumbria – will be at the Robert Gillow on April 30, 7pm.
She will chat about her book, The Carbon Cycle – Crossing the Great Divide, and copies will be available to buy and get signed.
The book is Kate’s story of a 4553-mile trip from Texas to Alaska – by bike.
During her journey, Kate encountered bears, wolves, moose and a single, astonishing lynx.
Along the way, she talked to Americans about climate change – from truck drivers to the Mayor of Albuquerque.
The trip saw Kate cycling for 10 hours a day in temperatures often in excess of 100F, fighting punctures, endless repairs and inescapable grinding fatigue.
On her return, she contributed to the debate about climate change in the UK.
Her journey has been inspirational to others as an example of how an ordinary person can bring adventure into her life and engage with environmental and social issues. Kate is also a freelance outdoor philosopher and campaigner.
*We’re giving away signed copies of Kate’s book. Simply answer the question below and send your answer with contact details to Carbon Cycle Competition, c/o Debbie Butler, The Visitor office, Victoria Street, Morecambe LA 4 4AG. All entries to be received by noon on Friday May 3.
Question: What mode of transport did Kate employ for her 4553-mile trip?