Cycling with a Rescued Street Dog

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:00
- Stanfords Travel Writers Festival - Stanfords Travel Writers Festival


Ishbel Holmes was determined to cycle the world but her journey took a completely unexpected turn when she rescued a street dog in Turkey. Between the two there formed a deep bond and their relationship was followed and supported by thousands of readers online, before becoming a media sensation overnight when Ishbel put out a plea for help to transport Lucy to an animal shelter three hundred miles away. Ishbel talks to Phoebe Smith about this heart-rending tale of adventure, one person's determination to cross an unfamiliar country by bike and the unforgettable scenes that greet her on the Turkey-Syria border and into Syria itself.


After the talk, Ishbel will be signing copies of her book Me, My Bike and a Street Dog Called Lucy at the ‘Signings at Stanfords’ stand.

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Ishbel Holmes
Adventurer, Author & Animal Rescuer
Phoebe Smith
Travel Writer, Broadcaster & Presenter
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