InnerTuba has some history – it was conceived in the Year 2000 by me, Jon Hodkin. It’s my way of combining travel by tricycle with musical performances. Everything on this site represents progress toward my ultimate goal – to pedal and perform from Coast to Coast across Canada.
Here’s what I’ve been doing recently….
In Spring 2017 I took delivery of an ICE Adventure recumbent tricycle, thanks to continued, generous support from www.icetrikes.co . Plans to tour subsequent to that were abruptly curtailed by the consequences of a serious car crash – don’t worry, InnerTuba was not directly involved. Totally separately, I fractured my wrist in a fall in September…. Hey Ho, what luck eh ?
InnerTuba is getting back on track again now though…. and plans are afoot for the resumption of UK Touring , starting in the New Year of 2018….
Schools presentations were going well in the Far North of Scotland when my wrist fractured – painful !
And in 2016 ….
After a winter of preparation, in early May 2016 InnerTuba set off to pedal the famous End to End of Mainland Britain, more or less following this route from North to South, John O Groats to Land’s End:
I completed the journey on early July 2016…. Here’s me celebrating with musicians from St. Keverne Silver Band – the UK Mainland’s Southernmost brass band, in Cornwall, England, on 13th July….
The musical highlight of the tour was a grand week participating in the Cotswold Edge Festival of Brass…
Fuelled with the satisfying successes of 2016 UK touring, I continue to work toward the goal of cycling and performing from coast to coast across Canada. You can follow my progress toward this by visiting the Latest News pages…. and for background, have a look at Tim Churchill’s beautifully crafted video, which captures the essence of what InnerTuba is all about, wherever it may pedal……