Andrew P. Sykes speaks regularly about his travels and his writing.

“Andrew gave a superb presentation… Students and parents of all year groups, from age 11 to 15, were riveted and feedback was overwhelmingly positive. I would certainly recommend Andrew to you as a speaker.”

Gail Howe, Associate Headteacher, Holmfirth High School, July 2018

If you are interested in inviting Andrew to speak at your event, contact details for the author can be found on this page of apsykes.com

“I was lucky enough to be a parent at the Year 9 excellence awards… and would just like to thank you for super presentation. My 14 year old son, who is already a keen cyclist who regularly rides 20-30 miles after school, was greatly inspired by you. I think you may well have planted a seed!”

Parent, Holmfirth High School, July 2018

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Here is a list of some of the events and organisations where Andrew has spoken recently;

On March 9th 2018, Andrew was asked to give a speech at the annual prize-giving of the Calderdale CTC at the Shay Stadium in Halifax. You can read the text of his speech – ‘An Adult On A Bicycle: I Do Not Despair, But Sometimes I Am Worried‘ – by following this link.

“Great to listen to Andrew P. Sykes tonight talking all about his adventures across Europe with Reggie the bike. Fab evening.” Alexa Briggs, @abitlikealexa 

“With Andrew P. Sykes at his pre-launch [of Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie]. Far more interesting than I had imagined!” Faith Lusted, @faithyb33

“Really enjoyed your talk tonight on your epic trip from Spain to Norway at Vélo Life Café. Inspiring stuff! Look forward to the book.” Philip Taylor, @ptaylor28

“Thoroughly enjoyable evening was spent at Vélo Life Café listening to Andrew P. Sykes recount his adventures from the south to North of Europe!” Martin Soames, @boanz62 

‘Andrew Sykes not only has a fascinating story to tell, but he also possesses that all too rare ability to captivate and activate his audience. Seldom have I seen my class so genuinely interested in a visitor to our school. Mr Sykes was able to call on his years of experience of classroom management to ensure a well-ordered and varied interaction with the class. Inspirational and thoroughly recommended!” Dominic Bennett, teacher, Gymnasium Marienthal, Hamburg, Germany

“When the Tour de France came to Yorkshire (and Ripon), Andrew was high on our list of speakers for our cultural festival at Ripon Cathedral. His humorous and interesting adventures around Europe were extremely well received, inspiring many in the audience to believe that cycling adventures were there for the taking. Andrew has a very open, flowing and engaging style, making the audience feel at ease, relaxed and as if they are listening to a friend – always the sign of a good author and great speaker. Would we book him again? In an instant!” Robert Thorpe, The Ripon Tour de France Festival

Andrew is one of the most entertaining presenters we have had the privilege to invite to an event. He gave a very descriptive and entertaining talk about his travels around Europe as part of his book tour to a varied group of cyclists and non-cyclists. Everyone who attended enjoyed the presentation and I have never experienced so many people eager to ask more questions and engage with the speaker than with Andrew’s presentation. The fact that the show overran is testament to his ability to engage the audience and make what could be a very dry presentation into something so entertaining. Russell Cutts, Russell’s Bike Shed, Sheffield