Andrew P. Sykes speaks regularly about his travels and his writing.
NEW FOR 2017: ILLUSTRATED VIDEO TALK
To mark the publication of ‘Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie‘, Andrew will be touring the world (well, Britain and Ireland…) talking about his travels and his writing.
UPCOMING EVENTS (exact dates and times will be added when available):
26th – 29th May 2017: Cycle Touring Festival , Clitheroe, Lancashire 30th May 2017: The Handle Bar Café , Oxford – FREE 1st June 2017: Roll for the Soul , Bristol – FREE 17th June 2017: Immrama Festival of Travel Writing , Lismore, Ireland – TICKETS NOW ON SALE – €10 24th June 2017: Upper Norwood Library , London – FREE 25th June 2017: The York Rally – FREE 1st August 2017: Cambridge – FREE 10th August: CTC Birthday Rides , Moreton-in-Marsh 14th October 2017: The Brighouse Arts Festival, Brighouse – FREE 24th November 2017: Calderdale CTC, Halifax – FREE (‘Small charge’ to non-members)
- 23rd January 2018, Geographical Association, Huddersfield – £2 ON THE DOOR
- 20th February 2018, Huddersfield CTC, Huddersfield
- Early 2018: Saddleworth Outdoor Festival, Lancashire
- May 2018: Cycle Touring Festival, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Here is a short preview:
If you would like him to speak at your event, please get in touch. Details of how to do so are on the contacts page of this website.
Here is a list of some of the events and organisations where Andrew has spoken recently;
- The Cycle Touring Festival, Clitheroe
- VeloLife, Berkshire
- Huddersfield Literature Festival PechaKucha, Yorkshire
- Square Chapel arts Centre, Halifax
- The Yorkshire Bicycle Show, Leeds
- The Night of the Long Rides, Leeds
- The Ripon Tour de France Festival
- Cycling PS, London
- One And All Cycling, Redruth
- Gymnasium Marienthal, Hamburg, Germany
- Russells Bike Shed, Sheffield
- The Brooksbank School, Elland
- The Thompson Jones Hall, Blackley
Andrew is also available to speak in schools. Please follow this link to the School Speakers website for more information.
“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