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One Man and His Bike (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 07/06/2012
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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.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091940560
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 239 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm


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"[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 *
"A breath of fresh air" * Nicholas Crane *
"A lively road trip round the periphery of Britain that goes to its heart. Wonderful" -- William Fotheringham

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“A Stunning and Life Changing Journey Around the Coast of Britain”

Join Mike carter on his epic journey along our (mostly) stunning coastline. There are many interesting as well as funny moments but, be warned, you may just want to follow in his foot steps (or wheel tracks) and run... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
11th April 2015
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“Very Very Good from Start to Finish”

As a keen amateur Sunday morning cyclist I was worried the book might not have been as good as my expectations - how wrong I was. I enjoyed every page, my only gripe (not really a gripe) was that I wished it had been... More

Paperback edition
10th December 2012
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“enjoyed”

Not much of a cyclist myself but like reading about Britain. To me, Priestley was the best and maybe Thoreaux. In any case, I took a lot from this and got through it quickly.

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30th November 2015
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