Troubador Steep Hills & Learning Curves: Cycling Lands’ End to John O’ Groats

Released: 28/04/2022

ISBN: 9781803130156

eISBN: 9781803138169

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Steep Hills & Learning Curves: Cycling Lands’ End to John O’ Groats


The furthest I’d ever cycled in a day was thirty miles; a one off. And I had no experience of camping or cycle maintenance. But all I could envisage was some romantic notion about becoming a cycling nomad: travelling wherever my heart desired, camping in the great outdoors, visiting beautiful and historic places, and searching for a place to call home. The universe though had other ideas.

An honest and detailed account by a first-time cycle tourist, riding from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats.

Travel with Dawn as she describes the challenges of bicycle travel, bringing her journey to life from moments most magical, to most miserable: from deluge to heatwave, bustling cities to remote landscapes, friendly welcomes to threats of violence, Dawn experiences it all, transforming her from a woefully unprepared novice, attempting a one-off challenge, and into a life-long advocate of bicycle travel.

For aspiring cycle tourists and armchair travellers alike, read a travelogue of a journey through Britain, told from the unique perspective of a young woman on a bicycle, who decides to go it alone.

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