“I crashed to the ground, landing sandwiched between the bitumen and the bike I was somehow expecting to ride solo and unsupported around Australia. I couldn’t even ride it to work without embedding bitumen into my knees and grating strips of skin from my forearms. What was I thinking?”
After backpacking around Asia, Anne Fitzpatrick spent three months volunteering in rural India. Inspired by the program, she returned to Australia determined to raise funds for the education of young people in Kodaikanal, by cycling around Australia – despite having no experience of either long-distance cycling or fundraising.
Cycle of Learning is Anne’s story about her journey and the people she met across urban and rural Australia – at Australian schools and community groups where she arranged to speak, among the fellow cyclists she found on the road, and the family, friends and total strangers who assisted her.
It is also the story of the people in India involved in the education program for which she was raising funds, as children when she first met them and as young adults when she returns nearly ten years later.
This is a highly readable, funny and inspiring true story.
40% of royalties earned on all sales of this book will be donated to community development projects.
2015 ISBN 9781922198181 Paperback 258 pages RRP $33.00 incl GST.