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Markus Stitz

Founder - Capital Trail and Bikepacking Scotland and the first person to cycle the world single speed in Manchester

Bikepacking

PRESENTED ON SEP 07, 2017
IN MANCHESTER @ VOL 18
After a career in marketing and riding various ultra endurance rides and events in his spare time, Markus Stitz circumnavigated the world on a single-speed bike from September 2015 to August 2016. He cycled 34,000 km through 26 countries, scaling an equivalent of the height of Mt Everest more than 38 times. After his return he founded Bikepacking Scotland, specialising on the development of bikepacking and cycle tourism in Scotland. He also works as freelance writer, photographer, and marketing consultant, and has twice been awarded by bikepacking.com for his work. 
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The Art of Cycling

BY VERONICA ABRENICA
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 25, 2016

"I had to do it for myself to grow within..."

In The Art of Cycling at PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 13, Veronica Abrenica shares her journey of cycling across the United States and how it has influenced her life for the better, one mile at a time. 

Veronica is a cycling enthusiast who believes in the power of cycling to bring clarity, balance and empowerment into one's life. She has cycled across the US with "Bike and Build" and all around Ireland with "Cycle Against Suicide". Her talk is a call to action to pursue something meaningful and challenging, to break routine and wake up your senses.

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Squirrelling

BY RITA CERVETTO
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 30, 2017

"Squirrelling is the opposite of being a velociraptor."

In Squirrelling from PechaKucha Night Manchesters Vol. 16, Rita Cervetto from Common Good talks about squirelling - an approach designed to help in the planning and preparing for a big project.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 19th, 2017. 

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Random Co-ordinate Photography

BY KYLE SOO
@ VOL 17 ON JUN 22, 2017

Kyle Soo, the organiser of PechaKucha Night Manchester, presents his first ever full PechaKucha, telling his story of a photography project he completed in 2016, when he asked the people of Twitter to guide him to random places in London, using only the power of random co-ordinates, and serendipity.  

Join him on his journey into the unknown...

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Holly and the Manchester Wheelers

BY HOLLY CARTER
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Holly Carter: Design and Technology Teacher, STEM Co-Ordinator, bassist with Patty Hearst, Manchester Wheelers cyclist. Holly joined the Wheelers 4 years ago.
 
She started racing in crits at Tameside and on the track, now hammering time trials, SPOCO's and hill climbs. Her first hill climb race was up the rake 3 years ago.
 
In her words, "Since then I've learnt how to take weight off my belly, my bike and force my legs to yield their purpose to getting me up hills. They could still be faster...".
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What if you live your life the way you ride your bike?

BY GEORGIE WOOD
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Georgie Wood is the founder of creative communications agency Wood Wood Culture Club. During her career, she’s explored youth culture links with Fred Perry, inspired people to head outdoors with Regatta and helped Londoners fall in love with vintage steel road bikes.

In this talk she looks into the question: "what if you live your life the way you ride your bike?"

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The Last Traditional Frame Builder in Manchester

BY PETER BUTTERFIELD
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Ex teacher, archaeologist, DJ, house renovator, life time cyclist and newbie frame builder, Peter Butterfield shares 20 slides. In January 2016 I bought Neil Orrell’s Cycle Shop. We changed the name to Butterfield Bicycles, but remain the last traditional bicycle frame builders in Manchester.

 

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The Work of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

BY SEAN SUTTON
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Sean Sutton is the International Communications Manager for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG).  An award-winning photographer, he tells the story of MAG and its work to clear landmines in conflict-affected communities.  

Find out more about their work here: http://www.maginternational.org.

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Jon Gildea's Para-cyclist Journey

BY JON GILDEA
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Jon Gildea began mountain bike racing at the age of 13 and represented Great Britain as a junior rider. He always remained a keen cyclist and in 2012 he was badly injured in a mountain bike accident and broke his left leg badly. This injury meant that he was now eligible for para-cycling events and after being classified as C5 he was accepted onto the British Cycling Paralympic Development programme in 2013. 

After joining the Great Britain Cycling Team in 2013 Jon made rapid progress on the track and road, his career highlight so far becoming a double world champion at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles.

Read more at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/gbcyclingteam/bio/Jon_Gildea#sFcQYocPe5xGUtl3.99

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The Ziferblat Manchester Story

BY BEN DAVIES
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 24, 2016

Hear Ben Davies tell the story of Ziferblat Manchester, the sitting room space, where everything is free, except the time you spend. 

Visitors can work, study, relax, play, attend and put on events, eat cake, have a brew or breakfast or afternoon tea or anything!...