One Man and His Bike (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
352
Utgivningsdatum
2012-06-07
Förlag
Ebury Press
Dimensioner
190 x 127 x 25 mm
Vikt
249 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780091940560
One Man and His Bike (häftad)

One Man and His Bike

A Life-changing Journey All the Way Around the Coast of Britain

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Häftad Engelska, 2012-06-07

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What would happen if you were cycling to the office and just kept on pedalling? Needing a change, Mike Carter did just that. Following the Thames to the sea he embarked on an epic 5,000 mile ride around the entire British coastline - the equivalent of London to Calcutta. He encountered drunken priests, drag queens and gnome sanctuaries. He met fellow travellers and people building for a different type of future. He also found a spirit of unbelievable kindness and generosity that convinced him that Britain is anything but broken. This is the inspiring and very funny tale of the five months Mike spent cycling the byways of the nation.
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A lively road trip round the periphery of Britain that goes to its heart. Wonderful -- William Fotheringham A breath of fresh air * Nicholas Crane * [Carter is] a likeable and self-deprecating guide, the gentle comedy of his endeavours conceal[s] a vivid portrait of a Britain rarely seen by many city dwellers * Financial Times *

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Mike Carter grew up in Birmingham and now lives in south-west London, from where he commutes to his freelance shifts at the Guardian and Observer on a bicycle. Although still married to his motorbike, the capital's traffic jams, speed cameras and bendy buses have somewhat cooled the relationship.