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Kevan Manwaring

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Turning the Wheel: seasonal Britain on two wheels

Published by O Books, 2011


From a 40th birthday party in Bath to Padstow May Day, the Lammas Games at Avebury to Cheese Rolling on a hillside in Gloucestershire … the eccentric, charming, obscure and dangerous. Festive Britain celebrates the turning of the wheel!

On two wheels and 900cc across Britain, Bard on a Bike Kevan Manwaring endeavours to search out the places and people who mark the seasons and cycles in their own special way – in rituals, ceremonies and festivals both private and public, large and intimate, ancient and modern.


Along the way he experiences and relate moments of sacred time found in the unlikeliest of places and circumstances, showing how ‘sacred time’ is a state of mind that can be experienced not only at sacred sites, but in the everyday, in the familiar. A collection of reflections about being fully alive in the Twenty First century and all that means, as much a modern travelogue, Turning the Wheel is a wise and witty account of a leather-clad time-traveller.