Troubador Emu Racing and Record Chasing

Released: 28/03/2019

ISBN: 9781789016949

eISBN: 9781838598754

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Emu Racing and Record Chasing

A Teenager’s Ride Around the World


In 2015, 19-year-old Londoner, Tom Davies rode 18,000 miles to become the youngest person ever to cycle around the world. Emu Racing and Record Chasing recounts his journey, covering 100 miles a day and visiting 21 different countries to complete a very big circle from London to London. 

Emu Racing and Record Chasing takes an unapologetic look at the world from a bicycle saddle. The narrative goes beyond the hardships Tom faced, focusing on the brutally honest thoughts of a teenager pushing himself to the limit. Covering everything from coping with new cultures and dealing with extreme boredom to living with ridiculous tan lines, the light-hearted nature and humour of the book makes this an easy read which will appeal to a wide audience.

Laying bare his emotions and youthful naivety with the aim of inspiring others to push for their own personal goals, Tom provides an insight into why he took on this challenge. Whether it makes readers laugh, cry or start riding a bike into the sunset, this book is sure to resonate, motivate and amaze.

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Tom Davies

After becoming the youngest person to cycle around the world and raising over £67,000 for charity, Tom was named as one of 'England's youngest high achievers' by the BBC and received the award 'Most Inspirational Young Person 2015' in the Houses of Parliament - courtesy of Kids Count.

Now studying engineering at Loughborough University and working for a sports technology start-up (INCUS Performance), Tom continues to push himself physically through competitive cycling and triathlon. By sharing his exploits, Tom aims, not only to entertain others, but to inspire them to push their own limits.

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