Friday at 04:00 pm
This event has already passed
London, United Kingdom
The Brompton Junction, London will be hosting an exclusive book signing with Heinz Stücke for is recent release: 'Home is Elsewhere: 50 years around the world by bike' on Friday 11th December from 1600-1800. This is a free event but has limited places so please RSVP to the Brompton Junction team via email by clicking here.
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.