On 21st April, Grippers supporter par-excellence, Rob Gardiner, gave an entertaining talk with beautiful slides on his cycling adventures through China, North America and Cuba. Rob’s talk highlighted adventures, and sometimes scrapes, which most of us would prefer not to think about!
For instance, sliding down a precipice at the side of the road in mountains in British Columbia. It was interesting being drawn into Rob’s thoughts on the solitariness of travelling in unfrequented places abroad. His affirmation, that we humans do need each other, was seen in photos with his friends in North America. We all enjoyed lingering into the evening with a buffet meal to hand and with lots to talk about… The evening raised £465, which will go towards outward-bound projects in the near future.