Australia By Bicycle — A Lunatic Excursion
Join us for a unique “Down Under” experience including film, discussion and live music from an Australian musician!In the summer of 2012, Elora resident
Ian Evans completed an epic adventure to cycle across Australia alone and unsupported. This HD movie builds on Ian’s previous shows at the Gorge Cinema including cycling around Iceland and from “End to End” in the UK. The 57-day, 5,000 km trek highlights the struggles through the desert and across the Great Dividing Range in winter, but above all it is about the Australian people Ian met and interviewed along the way. It is about their generosity in providing help, food and on one notable occasion a free beer in the middle of the desert!
Hear about a unique country that has 20 million people, 40 million kangaroos and 100 million sheep and is also home to the world’s deadliest spiders and snakes. Relive the challenges of the trip including carrying over 50 days of dried food, camping in the desert, dodging dead kangaroos and avoiding the “road trains”.
Ian Evans is a joint founder of the Elora Adventure Club and has been on many other “Lunatic Excursions” around the globe.
No advanced tickets – admission on Sunday March 24th at 4:45pm by monetary donation to the Centre Wellington Food Bank.
Music by Peter Shaw www.petershaw.com
The Gorge Cinema event was an unqualified success with standing room only in the 150-seat theatre. The afternoon had a real Australian feel to it with Peter Shaw playing music and wonderfully explaining the origins of Waltzing Matilda!
Quotes from the audience:
"There was great live Aussie music at the beginning followed by an introduction by Ian, the film and Q&A afterwards. The music was great, the film was amazing, and the presentation by Ian were both interesting and inspiring. All in all – a great afternoon".
"We really enjoyed the film and presentation on Sunday. It really was done well and it was great to see the place full. I particularly liked the spoken intro and q&a; made it even more personal".