Hop on your bike and head on over to Daylesford’s Paradise Books on Friday Oct 4 for the book launch of Changing Gears: A Pedal-Powered Detour from the Rat Race. David Holmgren, as featured in the book, and as a genuine ‘local’, will say a few words to give the book a push start and get the wheels rolling.
Looking for inspiration about how to simplify their lives, Greg Foyster and Sophie Chishkovsky cycle from Melbourne to Far North Queensland (via Tasmania, naturally). Preposterously underprepared, they are propelled by the many inspiring and eccentric characters they meet – from a forest activist living up a tree to an 18th-century woodsman and a monk walking barefoot through Queensland. Featuring eye-opening encounters with DIY downshifters and leading figures in sustainability, Changing Gears is a jaunty adventure that explores an important question for the future: can we be happier with less?
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