Cycle Tours

At the heart of the Otesha Project you’ll find a two-wheeled revolution.

The UK’s first cycle tours hit the road in 2008 and since then teams of volunteers have spent their summers as part of mobile communities cycling all over the place, stopping at schools, youth clubs, festivals and communities along the way to give inspiring, thought-provoking presentations about how our everyday choices can and do impact the world.

Our presentations revolve around the Otesha play, ‘Morning Choices‘, which explores issues such as food, fairtrade, fashion, banking and transport and stars an eclectic mix of characters such as a compost bin, a banana pirate, Simon Cowell and some organic cheese.

Alongside the play, tour members facilitate interactive workshops with smaller groups which explore the issues in greater depth; this can involve anything from bike maintenance to D.I.Y fashion.

Learn more about the performances

What it’s like to be on tour

Tour members are a part of a mobile community of around 15 people who share roles such as meal planning, cooking, meeting facilitation, record keeping, performing the play, presenting workshops, equipment maintenance, and the planning of wild and fun group activities!

The goal is to challenge yourself, learn from your experiences and from the communities you visit, and put a bucket-load of your creativity and energy into making the tour have the biggest impact possible.

NOTE: The Otesha Project is an equal opportunity organisation and we value the different expertise and diversity of our volunteers and employees. We strive to make our programs as accessible as possible and will work with committed individuals to ensure participation.

Go on, Rob loved it – just read the postcard he sent us after the Wild West tour…

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