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10 December 2015

Home is Elsewhere: 50 years around the world by bike

London, United Kingdom

Thursday at 07:00 pm
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Design Museum
London, United Kingdom
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To celebrate the launch of new book ‘Home is Elsewhere: 50 years around the world by bike’ by Heinz Stücke, Brompton Bicycle will host an exclusive talk and Q&A on 10th December with the intrepid and fearless German adventurer and touring cyclist. Heinz Stücke will join Brompton Bicycle CEO, Will Butler-Adams OBE at The Design Museum in London.

To hear more about Heinz Stücke's amazing adventure you can buy tickets for the book launch here. (There are only a limited number of tickets, so purchase early to avoid disappointment!)

In November 1962, the then 22-year-old Stücke left his job as a tool and die maker and rode out of his hometown on a three-speed bike, with a dream to explore the world on two wheels. 50 years, 196 countries, 21 passports, 648,000km (60,000 on his trusted Brompton) and 100,000 photos later, he is back in the capital for an exclusive event to mark his achievement. 

During his travels, Stücke encountered many obstacles and near death experiences, which saw him hit by a truck in Chile’s Atacama Desert, chased by an angry mob in Haiti, attacked by bees in Mozambique, detained by military in Cameroon and losing his bike in Siberia before having it stolen in Portsmouth. Stücke’s extraordinary desire to travel the world was partly motivated by his aversion to returning to factory work in his native Germany. 

Click here to pre order the book through our online shop.