Greg Foyster is the author of the cycling memoir Changing Gears. He is doing an event at Melbourne Writers Festival this year that members of St Kilda Cycling Club might be interested in. It’s called ‘Ride: Pedal-Powered Essay’ and it’s a cross between a social ride and a public lecture, looking at the past, present and future of cycling in Melbourne. The lecture includes previously unpublished content from Greg’s next book, based on research into Melbourne’s cycling history. Greg looks forward to seeing as many fellow cyclists as possible!

Melbourne Writers’ Festival: Pedal-Powered Essay – August 24 and 30

Get out of your armchair and into the saddle on a journey that brings the facts about cycling to life. Join Greg Foyster, author of Changing Gears, on this ‘rolling argument’ through past, present and future, explaining why bicycles are the healthiest, cleanest – and yes, even the fastest – way to get around.

Sunday 24 August 1pm, leaving from Fed Square: http://www.mwf.com.au/session/ride-pedal-powered-essay/

Saturday 30 August 1pm, leaving from Fed Square: http://www.mwf.com.au/session/ride-pedal-powered-essay-2/

(Note: This is a social ride for people of average fitness, not a race. BYO bike.)