At the heart of the Otesha Project you’ll find a two-wheeled revolution.
Every summer teams of volunteers pedal across the UK stopping at schools, youth clubs, festivals and community events to inspire individuals to take creative and positive action towards a more sustainable future. Tour members receive plenty of training and get skilled up on everything from consensus decision making to bike maintenance.
What it’s like to be on tour
Tour members will be part of a mobile community of around 15 people who share roles such as meal planning, cooking, meeting facilitation, record keeping, presenting workshops, equipment maintenance, the planning of wild and fun group activities, and all importantly being inspired and inspiring others to live more sustainably! Our longer tours (four weeks plus) also involve performances of Otesha’s Morning Choices play.
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. To join us you don’t need to be an experienced cyclist, educator or performer -you’ll just need to have plenty of enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
- Read about Leah’s life-changing experience on tour in 2011.
- Read about Felicity’s experience in 2009 – and how the cycle tour inspired her to lead her own projects.
- Read Chris’s reflections on what he gained from taking part in Wild West 2008.
- Hear how Matt made ‘friends for life’
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.