The World Bike Girl UK Speaking Tour

OMG I’m so excited to announce the World Bike Girl UK Tour which I’m cycling with my dog Maria!

Venues, Dates & Tickets 

LONDON, Wed 15th Aug, Prince of Wales Pub

MILTON KEYNES, Fri 17th Aug, Twenty3c Bike Shop/Cafe

COVENTRY, Mon 20th Aug, Twisted Barrel Ale

NOTTINGHAM, Fri 24th Aug, Nottingham Bike Works

CHESTERFIELD, Sat 25th Aug, JE James Cycles

MANCHESTER, Tue 28th Aug, Rapha

CLITHEROE, Fri 31st Aug, The Green Jersey

AMBLESIDE, Sun 2nd Sept, Chesters by the River

AMBLESIDE, Mon 3rd Sept, Chesters by the River

EDINBURGH, Tue, 18th Sept, Pleasance Theatre

Talk Summary

Ishbel Holmes embarked on the adventure of a lifetime when she set off to cycle the world. Now she is cycling a UK wide speaking tour with her dog Maria, whom she rescued cycling across Brazil last year.

Ishbel, who is Scottish-Iranian, was a velodrome sprinter for Iran and has since pedalled across 20 countries solo, rescuing street dogs (and the odd cat!) along the way. She will be talking about her adventures; including animal rescue by bike, pedalling across the Andes at 5000 meters, cycling through the Pantanal Jungle, biking Che Guevara’s final footsteps, crossing a country with no money, her viral one woman protest in Bolivia, and how she faces 20 years in prison if she returns to Iran for defending every women’s right to cycle.

Most of all Ishbel hopes to inspire people to use their negative experiences to propel them into positive futures.

Ishbel has written a powerful, inspiring, and emotional memoir documenting her adventures and a journey of self-discovery sparked by her love for Lucy, the very first street dog she rescued whilst cycling across Turkey and the parallels to her experiences of foster care, homelessness, and being unwanted. It’s called Me, My Bike and a Street Dog Called Lucy and there is a film being made about her life.

Her talk will resonate with cyclists, outdoor enthusiasts, animal lovers, and anyone who’s struggled.

Ishbel, creator of World Bike Girl, has spent her life on bicycles, from road racing, to velodrome sprinting to cycling the world. She has pedalled across 20 countries solo and promotes commuting by bicycle. Much to the dismay of her friends, she is an avid wearer of socks and sandals.

7 Replies to “The World Bike Girl UK Speaking Tour”

  1. Hey Ishbel, I’ve been reading about you in The Big Issue and I’d love to hear you speak. Any plans to head to The South West? I’m in North Devon, which might be a bit of a haul, but are Bristol, Taunton or Exeter in your plans maybe?
    Good on ya!

    1. Hey Alan! I will be doing an event in Bristol after I’ve finished my bike tour! I’ll be posting on websites and across social media when dates confirmed 🙂 If you do come to any events I’m doing let me know who you are! Thanks Ishbel

      1. Hi Ishbel,

        I was thinking the same as Alan after reading your story on the Big Issue. I’d love to hear you speak! I’m very glad you’ll be coming to Bristol. Look forward to meeting you there at some point. Greetings from Bath!Eva

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