Upcoming Public Events:

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour Inverness (with Mollie Hughes)
Thu 26 April, 7.30pm, Eden Court, Inverness, Tickets £15 here

Introduction to Bikepacking Workshop – Warminster
Wed 23 May 2018, 6pm, Maiden Bradley Memorial Hall, Maiden Bradley, BA12 7JG, Tickets £15 here

Around the World Singlespeed – Warminster
Thu 24 May 2018, 7pm, Warminster Civic Centre, Sambourne Road, BA12 6LB, Tickets £10 here

Around the World Singlespeed – Swanage
Fri 25 May 2018, 7.30pm, …@The Old Stables, 37 Commercial Road, Swanage, BH19 1EU, Tickets £14 here (very limited capacity, please book soon)

Around the World Singlespeed – Borders Book Festival, Melrose
Sat 16 June, 9pm, Harmony Garden, Melrose, TD6 9LJ, Tickets £8/£6 here

Please contact me if you would like to book me for a talk or workshop about my Round the World Trip and other bikepacking adventures.

2018 Events

Markus Emma SEPA

Emma from Stirling Bike Hub and me at a lecture the SEPA offices


Talk for the British Para Swimming Team at Preparation Camp in Manchester

Talk for the British Para Swimming Team at Preparation Camp in Manchester

Pecha Kucha Manchester Presentation:

Past Public Events:

19 Apr //Kendal Mountain Festival TourBanchory

7 Sep // Pecha Kucha, Rapha Clubhouse Manchester – Watch the presentation here

6 Sep // Old Gate Bar & Restaurant, Hebden Bridge

4 Sep // Drucksaal der Alten Druckerei Cordier, Heiligenstadt (Germany)

11 May // Craigdon Mountain Sports, Edinburgh

10 May // Off the Page Stirling Book Festival, Dunblane

28 Mar  // The Woll Restaurant, Ashkirk

26 Mar // Velocity Cafe and Bike Workshop, Inverness

24 Mar // The Old Torry Community Centre, Aberdeen

16 Mar // Craigdon Mountain Sports, Edinburgh

10 – 12 Mar // Scottish Cycling, Running and Outdoor Pursuits Show, Glasgow
Watch a video from the talk on Friday here

29 Jan // Peebles Outdoor Film Festival, Peebles

12 Dec // Ronde Bicycle Outfitters, Edinburgh

4 Dec // The Green Jersey, Clitheroe

29 Nov // Google Digital Garage, Glasgow


With Dan Bailey, Emily Chappell and Lee Craigie at Ronde Bicycle Outfitters in Edinburgh

And here’s what others think about my talks:

‘Markus was a very popular speaker at our recent Scottish EDGE Alumni Event. He told the remarkable story of his round the world trip on a single gear bike with wit, charm and honesty all illustrated with his beautiful photographs. Markus was able to relate his challenges on the journey to the difficulties the businesses face and completely engaged with his audience.’

Evelyn McDonald, CEO, Scottish EDGE

‘We were delighted to have Markus headline the final session at our 2017 festival. He was warm, engaging and fun, with an infectious enthusiasm that had the audience charmed from beginning to end. Watch out for this guy … he’ll be tearing up the adventure film festival circuit for many years to come!’ 

Rich Rowe, Peebles Outdoor Film Festival

‘Markus has a unique approach to storytelling that’s both authentic and refreshing. His ‘round the world cycle’ was a feat in itself and inspiring all on its own, but the way Markus described it made us want to go and do something adventurous ourselves!  Markus really was a pleasure to work with. He kept attendees well-engaged, and his warm sense of humour and humble demeanour made him an accessible panel member for the live Q&A following the session.’

Andrew Dobbie, Director, MadeBrave

‘As a promoter, Markus was a dream to work with, as a cyclist and adventure fan, the talk was engaging and a joy to listen to. He then hung around (he had to, I was his ride and bed for the night), chatted with people, talked about his bike, and had a great chinwag. He was incredibly laid back. Markus has a great way of conveying his story, his timing was great and he managed to inspire a room through the use of great stories, amazing photos and videos. Markus didn’t just turn up with a few photos and video to “blag” this, he really put time and effort into this talk, the benevolence towards the promoters, venues and his audience shows right through; after all he is a cyclist, talking to cyclist and was working for a cyclist in a bike shop.’

Daniel Jones, Dan Productions

‘It was an absolute pleasure to host Markus’s talk about his round the world ride on his single speed bike. His presentation included loads of fantastic photos and videos and his passion for traveling, experiencing different cultures and meeting people was inspiring. Listening to Markus talk about his trip is a truly inspiring experience: we can’t wait to spend some more time with him to pick his brains and plan our own mini bikepacking adventures! I would strongly recommend booking Markus to talk about his trip if you have any interest in travelling and adventure!’

Phil Wade, The Green Jersey

‘I was privileged to be in the audience when Markus gave a talk at Edinburgh University a few months ago. Markus is an inspirational, talented and charismatic speaker who is able to captivate listeners with his incredible story. He has achieved something truly magnificent and life enriching – completing a journey that most of us only dream about. Markus is able to share an true and thought provoking account of his experience, highlighting learning points and personal discoveries which are relevant to a variety of audiences.’

Paul Wright, Behaviour Change Manager, Cycling Scotland

‘Markus hat seine Sache fein gemacht, auch wenn ihm seine Heimatsprache mittlerweile mehr fordert als Englisch. Viele tolle Bilder, mächtig Fernweh und mancher Wortwitz sorgten für kurzweilige zwei Stunden. Sein bester Satz im Vortrag: „Ich habe ein Jahr Geld für Erfahrungen ausgegeben und nicht für Dinge.’ 

Gunnar Fehlau, Autor und Geschäftsführer des pressedienst-fahrrad

2 Responses

  1. benjamin steininger
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    hy markus tolle seite !!
    welche kamera ausrüstung benutzt du ?

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