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Kapp to Cape

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by Reza Pakravan
"Steve and I clutched hands – his right in my left – and then we simultaneously pushed down with our feet. Cogs clicked, wheels turned, and we were on our way. We left Nordkapp within minutes. Cape Town was only 18,000 kilometres away."
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Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle

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by Dervla Murphy
Shortly after her tenth birthday, Dervla Murphy decided to cycle to India. Almost 20 years later, she set out to achieve her ambition. Her epic journey began during the coldest winter in memory, taking her through Europe, Persia, Afghanistan, over the Himalayas to Pakistan, and into India.
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Moods of Future Joys

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by Humphreys, Alastair
Cycling across five continents and sailing over the oceans, on a tiny budget of hoarded student loans, Alastair Humphreys’ 46,000 mile ride took four years to complete.
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The Boy Who Biked the World: Part 3: Riding Home Through Asia

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by Alastair Humphries
The Boy who Biked the World – Part Three: Riding Home Through Asia is a children’s book telling the story of Tom overcoming his fears and setting off on an epic adventure to become the boy who biked the world!
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Cycling the Earth

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by Sean Conway
Shortlisted for a 2016 Edward Standford Travel Writing Award. Sean Conway was stuck in a life dead end of his own making when he heard about a round the world cycling race. He was immediately inspired - but it was a huge undertaking and he'd hardly been on a bike in years. Could he really cycle all the way round the world, solo and unsupported? Six months later, after completing a punishing training ...
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The Boy Who Biked the World: Riding the Americas

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by Alastair Humphreys
Tom dreamed of being an adventurer. But people told him he was crazy, so he decided to prove them wrong by cycling round the world! The first book of adventures followed Tom across Europe and through the mysterious landscapes of Africa.
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One Man and His Bike

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by Mike Carter
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 fu...
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Bicycle Diaries

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by David Byrne
David Byrne’s Bicycle Diaries is a selection of writings on topics that have occurred to the cyclist as he has pedalled his way around urban landscapes over the last thirty years. Taking a folding bike on music tours around the world, Byrne’s bike seat has given him a panoramic window on urban life in cities such as London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Manila, New York and San Francisco.
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It's All About The Bike

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by Robert Penn
The bicycle is one of mankind's greatest inventions - and the most popular form of transport in history. Robert Penn has ridden one most days of his adult life. In his late 20s, he pedalled 40,000 kilometres around the world. Yet, like cyclists everywhere, the utilitarian bikes he currently owns don't even hint at this devotion. Robert needs a new bike, a bespoke machine that reflects how he feels when he's...
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Ten Poems about Bicycles (Instead of a Card set)

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Ten Poems about Bicycles set from a charming “Instead of a card” series of pamphlets from Candlestick Press, consisting of an attractively produced booklet with the poems, a bookmark left blank for that special message and an envelope – an imaginative alternative for all who still regard sending a card as a more proper, warm and friendly way of offering greetings for those special occasions.
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Laura Trott and Jason Kenny - The Inside Track

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by Laura Trott & Jason Kenny
Thousands of hours on the pedals, forever turning left, following that black line round, pushing your body harder than it is designed to go. Then comes the sacrifice. All familiar pleasures stripped away in search of perfection. Then the pain. Muscles burning, stomach churning, an ache in the bones.
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Mud, Sweat & Gears: Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats (via the pub)

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by Ellie Bennett
Mud, Sweat & Gears: Cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats (via the pub) is a humorous and entertaining account of a 1312-mile bike ride made less gruelling by discovering over 50 local brews. Ellie Bennett, looking for a challenge as her 50th birthday approaches, and her best friend Mick take the scenic route along the cycle paths, towpaths, the back roads and the byways, sampling local beers along the w...
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Round Ireland in Low Gear

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by Eric Newby
'You've had some pretty crazy ideas in your life, Newby, but this is the craziest.' Grandmother Wanda Newby was exasperated after continuous rain, snow, and gales that knocked from her bike. Twice. To avoid other tourists, Eric Newby had decided that the depths of winter would be the very best time to explore Ireland by mountain bike. More astonishing still, he managed to persuade Wanda, his long-suffering ...
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Racing Hard, 20 Tumultuous Years in Cycling

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by Fotheringham William
Few British schoolchildren of the seventies can have been as obsessed with the Tour de France as William Fotheringham, who smuggled copies of Miroir du Cyclisme into lessons to read inside his books. He saw the Tour for the first time in 1984, avidly following that year's race on television in the Normandy village where he lived. Since joining the Guardian in 1989, William Fotheringham has been at the foref...
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The Man Who Cycled the World

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by Mark Beaumont
The Man Who Cycled the World is the story not just of that amazing achievement, but of the events that turned Mark Beaumont into the man he is today. From the early years of his free-spirited childhood in the Scottish countryside, he had been determined to break records, cycling across Scotland and then from John O'Groats to Land's End by the age of 15, raising thousands of pounds for charity. After leaving...
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Thunder and Sunshine: Riding Home from Patagonia

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by Humphreys, Alastair
At the age of 24, Alastair Humphreys set off to try to cycle round the world. By the time he arrived back home, four years later, he had ridden 46,000 miles across five continents on a tiny budget of just £7,000.
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Bike Snob

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by BikeSnobNYC
Bike Snob, with a subtitle “systematically & mercilessly realigning the world of cycling”, is written by BikeSnobNYC, a blogger, frequent racer, daily commuter, former bike messenger and author of numerous cycling-related publications.
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Chris Hoy: The Autobiography

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by Chris Hoy
The Autobiography of Sir Chris Hoy, Britain’s most successful ever Olympian, updated in this 2012 edition to include the Olympic Games in London and the moment which capped the cyclist’s extraordinary career – two more gold medals to bring his total to six.
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The Man Who Cycled the Americas

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by Mark Beaumont
The Man Who Cycled the Americas tells the story of Mark Beaumont’s 15,000 miles and eight months’ long journey from Anchorage in Alaska to Ushuaia on the Tierra del Fuego, scaling along the way the highest peaks of the Americas: Mount McKinley and Aconcagua.
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Brompton Bicycle

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by David Henshaw
"Brompton Bicycle" tells the fascinating story behind one of the world’s most unusual and popular folding bikes. It details how you can modify and convert your Brompton for such uses as child carrying and tackling hilly country as well as acting as a unique maintenance and repair manual, full of tips you won’t find in any standard bike repair book.
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