Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie by Andrew P. Sykes

Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie

byAndrew P. Sykes

Kobo ebook | October 14, 2014

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One continent, 6000 kilometres, ten countries, nine weeks, four pannier bags, one man, no detailed plan... and a bike called Reggie.

Secondary school teacher Andrew Sykes moves out of the classroom, climbs onto his bicycle and sets off along the route of the EuroVelo 8, from the southern tip of Greece to the Atlantic coast of Portugal.

However, this is more than just a cycling tale of border crossings and big hills, as our would-be adventurer perspires his way through a hot and sticky mix of Mediterranean landscapes, life and culture.

Join Andrew as he travels Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie: an inspirational and light-hearted travelogue for cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

'Andrew P Sykes once again delivers a wryly amusing and inspirational account of his travels on Reggie.'

'A brilliant book, I can't put it down... excellent writing style and plenty of humour.'

'I found his writing made me want to keep turning the pages. His self-deprecating approach and dry, delightful wit are a joy.'

'Sykes has an endearing, almost vulnerable quality: his observations are very witty.'

'The author writes with warmth and wit, and does an excellent job of capturing every emotion and every landscape.'
Title:Along The Med on a Bike Called ReggieFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 14, 2014Publisher:CyclingEurope.orgLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1783015489

ISBN - 13:9781783015481

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious but inspiring bike touring travelogue I thoroughly enjoyed Andrew's first book, and just finished his second. Andrew is a 40-something teacher who decides one day (rashly, perhaps) to ride across Europe during his summer break. This story is made all the more interesting because Andrew has never been on a long-distance bike tour, isn't in the best of shape, and doesn't know all that much about bike repair. In retrospect, this is really what makes the story so interesting (similar to The Hobbit - would you care about Bilbo's journey if he was a professional adventurer?). Andrew has a wonderful sense of humour, and I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions. He has the ability to give the reader a real feel of both place and his frame of mind as he experiences both triumph and tribulation. He really made me believe that anyone can have an adventure - I completed my first bike tour this summer largely because of being inspired by Andrew's first book.
Date published: 2014-12-25