Lloyd Geering & Laura Williamson at the Festival of Colour, Wanaka

Lloyd Geering & Laura Williamson at the Festival of Colour, Wanaka

On your bike.

Back in the day, bikes were heavy, lumbering beasts. Lloyd Geering has written about the cycling trips he undertook 80 years ago on such a bike which cost him five quid and had no gears. And of course he had to do the Haast Pass on foot – it was a mountain track back then, not a road.

Mountain-biking enthusiast Laura Williamson has written The Bike and Beyond: Life on Two Wheels in Aotearoa New Zealand about the recent transformation to expensive lightweight carbon fibre bikes, families with a stack of different bikes for different conditions, and a network of new bike tracks.

Sir Lloyd Geering ONZ is best known as a religious thinker and writer who shot to fame with his trial for heresy back in 1967. He turns 99 this year. Canadian Laura Williamson is a Wanaka writer and edits the NZ mountain bike magazine Spoke.

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Event Date time: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00