JOGLE 2010 – Slow Food, Fast Ride 5th – 12th Sept 2010
Heading North this afternoon I am joining up with World Record Breaker James Bowthorpe and 29 other hungry cyclists on a John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) group cycle ride with a difference…
Rather than simply passing through the beautiful scenery of the British Isles, the peckish peloton of cyclist I will be joining will be enjoying an authentically local experience in each region we pass through. And what better way of doing this, especially for hungry cyclists, than with locally produced food and regional recipes?
People will always want to travel from John O’Groats to Land’s End – it’s a great physical challenge and also a way of connecting with the whole country. What is missing from this well‐traveled route is good local food, with many 'JOGLEURS' citing burger vans as their main source of nourishment on the journey.
And although there is nothing wrong with a dirty burger van, every now and then, we all know the great local food is out there, and our aim is to make it easily available to people passing through.
Starting at John O’Groats, JOGLE 2010 will serve up Cullen Skink on the East coast of Scotland, Singing Hinnies in Northumberland, Bakewell pudding in Derbyshire and a Tamworth pig roast in the Midlands, among many other regional recipes recommended by local people and local producers.
JOGLE 2010 (which will return in 2011 as Slow Food, Fast Ride) is organized by James Bowthorpe who broke the world record for circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle in 2009. He has always been partial to a good meal and recently appeared on Market Kitchen. Amy Wright is a writer and champion of local food who is talking to people from all over the UK to make this event a success and I am joining the ride (not cycling all of it) to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner along the way and help source the very best local produce I can discover.
Local producers and suppliers will be on hand at each meal stop to present their produce and to talk Slow Food (as opposed to Fast Food) and I recon there’s no better combination than a cycling‐induced appetite and local food!
Most importantly though JOGLE2010 is in aid of “What’s Driving Parkinson’s?”, a research project administered by the Psychiatry Research Trust and all the riders are bust raising thousands of pounds.
So if the you havn't quite let go of the summer and want to enjoy what we hope will be a sunny ride around the UK in search of great local food, recipes and produce keep an eye on the website for daily updates.
- Visit the JOGLE 20210 website
- Visit What's Driving Parkinsons?
- Meet the riders
- Follow the Ride
- JOGLE Recipes
- Donate Now!
For press and other information contact:
- James Bowthorpe ‐ james(at)globecycle.org – 07760 421966
- Amy Wright – amy(at)jogle2010.org – 07905 283040
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