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Le Tour Yorkshire Night of Adventure

Le Tour Yorkshire Night of Adventure
5 July 2014 No comments

A lifetime of cycling adventure in just one night!

The world's top cycling explorers and daredevils are gathering under one roof for one night only to share their experiences of adventure with a live audience at the Yorkshire Festival of Cycling.

More than 300 guests will be treated to ten talks from some of the finest adventurers on the face of the planet during the event at Harewood House, on Saturday 5 July, just hours after the Tour de France has passed by.

Speakers include Alastair Humphreys, the "#microadventure" advocate who set up the first Night of Adventure event and Maria Leijerstam, who recently became the first person to cycle from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole. Other speakers range from a woman who solo cycled around all 50 states of the USA to a man on a mission to be the first person to cycle around the world wearing a superhero costume.

Each speaker will be limited to just 20 slides which will be shown on an enormous screen to accompany their tales. The challenge for the speakers is that each slide will scroll forward automatically after just 20 seconds.

The event's organiser is Emily Chappell. Emily was originally a cycle courier, but is currently biking round the world. In 2012 she was named Travel Blogger of the Year at the British Travel Press Awards.

Emily said: "The speakers at 'Night of Adventure' may have travelled the world several times over and found themselves in some pretty hairy situations along the way, but their talks on 5 July could well be their biggest challenge to date.

"Once they begin there is no stopping or turning back - it's fast, furious and extremely stressful for the speaker.

"The audience must be ready to be swept from adventure to adventure with only their beer and popcorn to steady their nerves."


Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale now for just £15 with concessions available. All funds raised will go the UK-based charity Hope and Homes for Children. It specialises in the global eradication of children's institutions and supports governments to develop foster, adoption and child protection services.

Doors to Night of Adventure open at 6.30pm, with the first talk starting at 7pm.

For more information, or to book tickets, email community@hopeandhomes.org or telephone 01722 790111. Tickets can also be bought online at www.nightofadventure.co.uk.  Alternatively, follow @Hope&Homes on Twitter.