After last year’s successful, 1,500 mile, 36 concert, Cycling Music tour, the UK’s busiest, most entertaining, virtuoso guitarist is back in the saddle. This year the route is even more challenging as Durrant leaves Sussex and heads for the Isle of Skye playing concerts in theatres, arts centres, halls, churches, schools and bicycle workshops along the way.
Richard Durrant will pedal up to 100 miles between gigs carrying his show equipment on his bicycle and trailer. And the extreme physical challenge of each day’s ride is just the beginning for Durrant. After each ride his work begins in earnest with a show featuring Bach’s Chaconne and his own Cycling Music for guitar, sequencers and pre-recorded bicycles, complete with spectacular projected animations.
The fitter than usual guitarist will also be carrying his ukulele to perform more works by Bach. Richard produced The Secret of Life by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. He is something of a uke specialist.
This year Richard is proud to be riding an Aurelius Colombus Zoma road bike built especially for the tour by Marek Aurelius.
A donation from each show will be made to the Cycling Defence Fund (CDF). CDF is a charity which protects cyclists by defending their rights. It provides information and advice about all aspects of cycling in the UK and helps cyclists access legal assistance. It supports legal challenges relating to cycling, whether they involve a poor police response to a cycling incident, bad cycling infrastructure decisions, or cyclists wrongly charged for a cycling offence.
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Cycling Music Lap 2 – 2015 Tour Dates
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