Changing gears: A pedal-powered detour from the rat race

An inner-city worker trades a 9-5 job for bike riding across Australia, picking up ideas about living sustainably along the way.

Greg Foyster
Affirm Press, 2013
$24.95

Battling with his workplace’s consume-or-die ethos and his own growing environmental ideals, Greg Foyster (with partner Sophie Chishkovsky) decides to abandon all and cycle up the east coast of Australia. Throughout the journey Greg shares insights from some of the most forward-thinking environmentalists he meets on the way, including those who are passionate about shifting down a few gears.

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