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Public Seminar: Are Cyclists Normal?

Date:  Mon 16 October
Time: 6 - 7 p.m. (please arrive early to ensure a seat)
Venue: Chritchurch Art Gallery, Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Suitability: Everyone
Cost: Free
What to bring: Yourself
Cancellations: Goes ahead rain or shine
Event organised by: Transportation Group of NZ
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A chance for the public to hear from one of the keynote speakers from the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress. Phillip Darnton (UK) has been involved in the world of cycling since 2000, initially as Chief Executive of Raleigh and then as a member of the National Cycling Strategy Board, and as Chair of Cycling England. He is the Executive Director of the Bicycle Association; Chair of the Department for Transport's Cycle Rail Working Group, and of the Association of Bikeability Schemes, among other cycling interests.

Phillip will be stirring things up and encouraging us to get thinking about whether cyclists are 'normal' or a different breed? It has all the hallmarks of a great debate!

Why do most people find cyclists so annoying? Is it just because they can’t be like the rest of us, and go everywhere by car?  Of course it was different long ago, so perhaps cyclists really want to go on living in the past. Or could cycling just possibly be the future?


In his conversation piece, “Are cyclists normal?”, Phillip (who definitely would not describe himself as a ‘cyclist’) will probably aggravate cyclists and non-cyclists in equal measure. Either way, wheel out your prejudices for a stimulating evening!


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