Adventure cyclists Lee Craigie and Emily Chappell headline
A COLLECTIVE of extraordinary cyclists will take over the LowePro Buxton Adventure Festival on 1st November.
The Adventure Syndicate special event sees Lee Craigie and Emily Chappell take to the stage in the Buxton Opera House Pavilion Arts Centre.
Lee is a former Commonwealth Games, World and European Championships athlete, as well as adventure cyclist and Cycletherapy founder. Emily is a former cycle courier turned author who has crossed the world on two wheels in a series of inspiring expeditions.
In their talks, Emily will discuss cycling the North Coast 500, a 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle, and show a film from the expedition.
Lee will talk about the Tour Divide, an ultra-cycling challenge to pedal solo and self-supported the length of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, from Canada to New Mexico, totalling more than 2,700 miles.
The pair are just two members of The Adventure Syndicate, a collective of women adventurers who aim to challenge perceptions of their abilities.
The Syndicate consists of champions, record-holders, award-winners, athletes, adventurers and explorers. They are also speakers, authors, teachers and learners – passionate about sharing adventures with other people and inspiring them to set out on their own.
Matt Heason, Director of the Buxton Adventure Festival, said: “Lee and Emily’s achievements in the saddle are nothing short of astonishing. Two of a list of extraordinary individuals who make up The Adventure Syndicate.
“We are thrilled to have them at the LowePro Buxton Adventure Festival in November and can’t wait to hear their stories from some of the most gruelling cycling challenges anywhere in the world.”
The event takes place at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 1st November 2017, at the Buxton Opera House Pavilion Arts Centre, in the heart of the Peak District. Book your tickets online or call the Box Office on 01298 72190.
The Buxton Adventure Festival in association with LowePro is also supported by Exodus Travel, Buxton Opera House, Buxton Advertiser, The Old Hall Hotel and Heason Events.
Anyone who attends a Buxton Adventure Festival event this year can claim £100 off their next Exodus Travel holiday. See the website for full terms and conditions.
Further Buxton Adventure Festival events:
- Record breaking runner Nicky Spinks on 6th December 2017.
- Quadruple amputee mountaineer Jamie Andrew on 17th January 2018.
- Fell running and cyclo-cross champ Rob Jebb on 7th March 2018.
- Nature, travel and adventure photographer John Beatty on 11th April 2018.
- Crack-pot adventurer Dave Cornthwaite on 15th May 2018.
- King of fell running and Iron Man Joss Naylor on 19th June 2018.
Tickets for BAF events in 2018 will go on sale in October 2017. Keep visiting the website or sign up for the BAF newsletter to stay up-to-date.