Bike SA had a chat to Darcy Lunn about his upcoming adventure…
From 22 Sept to 10 Nov I’ll be cycling 1000km from Adelaide to Mt Gambier via the Fleurieu and Coorong, and back, via Coonawarra and Murray Bridge to engage schools, businesses, councils and communities with the Global Goals for Sustainable Development through Teaspoons of Change. The first teaspoon being – riding a bike!
In the past 18 years, I’ve been to more than 90 countries and given over 850 presentations to 80,000+ people. This year I was fortunate to be on TV on Weekend Sunrise and The Daily Edition as well as a two-page spread in The Advertiser last year for a tiny home I built with volunteers in Aldinga for another initiative I have called, Happy-simply. I’ve also given a TEDx talk in Dubai on Teaspoons of Change for gender equality and done other cycling advocacy tours in Australia and overseas.
In this trip, I’d love an opportunity to interact with communities along the way as I always aim to leave the audience with personal, practical, optimistic and can-do ideas and action to contribute to the global context of the Global Goals – one ride, or a teaspoon at a time!
It is not a moral bashing, guilt trip or charity, my endeavour is for us all to relate as global citizens and how to be active and effective ones!
Please see all the details of the trip, the Teaspoons of Change concept and my blurb here – http://teaspoonsofchange.org/index.php/contact/events/ and follow the updates while I ride on the Teaspoons of Change for South Australia Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/TeaspoonsSA/
If you can support with connections to schools, community groups, local council, businesses and others to organise a presentation/workshop along the way or a yard to pitch a tent for the night, please get in touch!!!
I hope to grow the membership of Bike SA and Bicycle Institute of South Australia (BISA) as participating members and reconnect with country SA, where it all started for me as a kid – both cycling and as an active citizen.
Bike SA is donating some new tyres to D’Arcy mountain bike to help him along the way.
By D’arcy Lunn
Teaspoons Of Change