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12 mph politics - the conversation

Breaking records, hospitality, racism, poverty, globalisation and two concepts of hope ... the film of an evening of conversation around "Life Cycles", Julian Sayarer's account of his record-breaking cycling circumnavigation of the globe

Thank you to the wonderful people at TheatreDelicatessen for hosting us and keeping their bar open, to Ross Fairgrieve for the pro bono filming & to the Tedworth Trust for supporting this series on openDemocracy.

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About the authors

Julian Sayarer writes at (this is not for charity). The site and blog arose from his 2009 world record for a circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle, a protest against the corporatisation of sport and human endeavour. You can buy his account of the adventure, Life Cycles, locally on Hive. His latest book, Interstate, is published by Arcadia Books.

Katharine Hibbert is currently setting up a social enterprise to bring empty properties back into use. She works for Intelligence Squared and is the author of Free: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society, which describes her experiences as a squatter and a scavenger.

Tony Curzon Price was Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy from 2007 to 2012, where he is now contributing editor and technical director. He blogs at

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