26th Jun, 2019

Upcycle challenge as Royal Enfield Showcase welcomes global bikers

Ross Crawford 11th Jun, 2019 Updated: 13th Jun, 2019

VISITORS to this weekend’s Royal Enfield Showcase can try their hand at turning rubbish into something beautiful in Worcester Square with the help of one of the world’s leading upcycling artists.

Shoppers and guests can meet Benjamin Reid-Howells and Prashant Kumar who have spent the last two years riding through more than 20 countries from “motherland to motherland” on two Royal Enfield bikes on their Vasudhaiva Ride.

In January 2017, Ben and Prashant set out on a 60,000+km, journey driven by the vision of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – “The whole world is one family”.

The pair have carried out service projects in education, housing and resilient skills trainings with underprivileged communities and organizations in remote areas right across the world from India to Scotland: one motherland to another.

On their journey Prashant – a world renowned upcycling artist – and Ben – whose background is in public speaking and mindfulness, have worked with communities to, among other things, create self-sustaining houses, stray animal shelters and heaters for refugee families, all from recycled or waste materials.

Visitors can hear about their journey in Worcester Square by Costa Coffee from 3pm or take part in their upcycling workshops at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

The workshops are free to attend and no pre-booking is necessary.

They will be run on a first come, first served basis so anyone hoping to take part should arrive at the beginning of a session.

Visitors are also welcome to pop in and watch the demonstrations as they are taking place.

For more information go about the ride go to www.vasudhaivaride.com

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