Winchester - 8th June
One woman, one bike and one richly entertaining, perception-altering journey of discovery! We're delighted to welcome Rebecca Lowe to the Tour to share her solo cycle adventure across the Middle East. In 2015, as the Syrian War raged and the refugee crisis reached its peak, she set off on her bicycle taking on an 11,000-kilometre route through Europe to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, the Gulf and finally to Iran. Driven by a desire to learn more about this troubled region and its relationship with the West. It was an odyssey through landscapes and history that captured her heart, but also a deeply challenging cycle across mountains, deserts and repressive police states that nearly defeated her.