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Totally Tandem: 23,000km from Canada to Chile

Emma Cary
Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Grappa's Cellar, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central
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In this talk, Emma Cary tells the extraordinary story of riding a tandem bike with her husband 23,000km from Canada to Chile. She covers her amazing travel, contrasting neighbouring environments and wildlife conservation over the 18 countries which they visited on the expedition.

The presentation is lively and fast paced, complimented with stunning photographs from their journey, including extreme locations and unique wildlife encounters.   This includes with a jaguar in Guatemala.  She also describes how she prepared for a bike journey across 18 countries, adventure travelling on a route so hilly and mountainous that they had a total elevation gain on the journey of 264,252 metres.

They set off from Whistler in British Columbia and rode down the West Coast of Canada and the United States, crossing over at Tijuana into Mexico.  They crossed Mexico and then right across Cuba, before continuing to the south of Mexico.  They then embarked through Central America to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica to Panama.  There, they took a yacht over to Columbia, cycling south through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and finally into Chile.   

Emma Cary hails from Melbourne, Australia.  She attended RMIT University in Australia and is a qualified teacher.  She has made several major cycle tours, including across the United States and Australia, in addition to her Canada to Chile expedition.  She works as a travel writer, blogger and motivational and pubic speaker.  She is also active in photography, adventure cycling, skiing, kayaking and hiking.

Members of the RGS, their guests and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$150 for RGS Members and HK$200 for guests and others, including a complimentary glass of white or red wine.  This event is free of charge for Student Members.


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