Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Changing Gears Ballarat book event with Greg Foyster on Thursday

  • Collins Ballarat, 222 Sturt Street, Ballarat
  • Meet Greg Foyster and Sophie Chishkovsky as they cycle into town to talk about the new book Changing Gears: A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race.

    Changing Gears is a high-spirited adventure book charting Greg Foyster’s remarkable, life-transforming cycling challenge he undertook with his girlfriend Sophie from Hobart to Cairns on a quest to find out if we can be happier with less.

    Cycling for more than 8 months and 6500 kilometres, Greg and Sophie conducted over 80 in-depth interviews with lone visionaries and engaged communities alike, all seeking a more sustainable life. There’s the barefoot monk who walked from Gold Coast to Townsville with only three robes and an alms bowl, the man who lived in the bush for 20 years without electricity and went on ‘historical treks’ using 18th century tools and clothing, the ‘modern swagman’ who wandered the highway for three decades, and many more DIY downshifters with fascinating stories to tell.

    Changing Gears also features exclusive interviews with leading figures in the environment movement, including David Holmgren, Clive Hamilton and Costa Georgiadis.

    Greg and Sophie are now on a 60-day pedal-powered book tour from Melbourne to Sydney. Don’t miss out on this chance to hear Greg and Sophie's fascinating stories of life on the road.

    For a full tour itinerary, visit
    The book is available in all Dymocks stores, independent bookstores, some Collins stores and at

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