Cyclist makes his way to Taranaki to perform a one-man science show

Tour de Science will see David Klein biking from show to show.
Callum Devlin

Tour de Science will see David Klein biking from show to show.

David Klein will need to catch his breath after cycling hundreds of kilometres to perform a one-man performance in South Taranaki.

The Wellington man's science storytelling show, Tour de Science, will see him bike his way around the country to entertain and teach some of the many wonders of the world in more than 60 locations.

"The bike is all physical and you're not really thinking, but then you have to give a 45-minute monologue" he said. "I guess you gain energy from the audience."

David Klein has toured the South Island and is headed for the North to teach adults and teenagers about science.
Ross Mackay

David Klein has toured the South Island and is headed for the North to teach adults and teenagers about science.

On January 21, Klein will perform at the Hawera and District War Memorial Community Hall at 6pm, followed by a performance in New Plymouth.

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Klein recently completed a full tour throughout the South Island, which he said has been very rewarding.

"It's just me. It's a pretty amazing journey. I really like doing it myself."

He said his bike was a 1.5 times the size of a normal push bike and allowed him to carry camp gear and performance supplies.

"It's called the 'Big Dummy', which is sort of funny considering my show is about teaching," he said.

The show was self contained and bike was on stage with him, he added.

Klein performs about three to four shows a week, cycling from town to town every other day.

The theatrical science event is about one-hour long and geared towards adults and teens.

His show in Hawera will be the first in Taranaki before Klein continues to New Plymouth, where he will perform at Spotswood College on January 25.

"Someone from council said they would try to find me a venue in Stratford, so that's also a possibility."

General admission tickets are $10, concession admission is $5, and both can be found on eventfinda.co.nz.

 - Stuff

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