Ishbel Rose Holmes is author of ME, MY BIKE AND A STREET DOG CALLED LUCY, published by Bradt Travel Guides on 5th Aug 2018.

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Saving Lucy

The USA edition, ‘Saving Lucy – A Girl, A Bike, A Street Dog’, was published in USA & Canada by Velo Press on 24th Oct 2018.

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Ishbel has pedalled across 20 countries. Before cycling the world, she was a velodrome sprinter for the Iranian National Women’s Team, and also road raced extensively in the United Kingdom. Ishbel is an avid wearer of socks with sandals – much to the dismay of her friends.

Public Speaking

Ishbel gives talks all over the world about her adventures and street dogs, and is a motivational speaker, promoting the positive effects of adventure and the great outdoors on mental health and quality of life.

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The Honest Blog – THIS IS ME!

Public Speaking and my Mental Health – How I Do It.

Tomorrow I’m one of the speakers at the Global Care Gathering in Ayrshire, Scotland. This international event, created by Who Cares Scotland, is for those who have experienced the care system and I’m amongst an incredible line up of inspirational speakers, sharing our stories in front of a global audience and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. …

My book is published in USA & I begin new mission re mental health!

My book was published in the USA and Canada today.  Notice the lack of exclamation mark that accompanies great achievements or events in life.  That’s because I don’t feel happy about it.  I don’t feel anything about it.  I know I should feel happy about it.  Or excited, but I just don’t. To mark the occasion …