Mike Carter Talks About his 3,000 Mile Bicycle Trip Around the Coast of Britain and Signs One Man and His Bike
Thursday 05 July 2012
What would happen if you were cycling to the office and just kept on pedalling?
Mike Carter needed a change. Fed up with a Britain rife with crime and sliding into economic downturn, one day he decided to cycle straight past his London office to find out for himself the state of modern day Britain.
Camping or relying on the hospitality of strangers, Mike met an array of brilliant characters and experienced innumerable random acts of kindness. He encountered drunken priests and drag queens, gnome sanctuaries and hippy communities, fellow travellers and people striving for a radically different type of future. He also found a spirit of unbelievable kindness, generosity and hope that convinced him that Britain was anything but broken. During the five month journey, cycling the byways of the nation, he rediscovered a level of happiness he thought he’d lost forever.
One Man and his Bike is a brilliant read, inspiring and heart-warming and will appeal not only to cyclists but to anyone who has wondered if there is more to life than their daily 9 to 5 grind. Mike also proves that you don’t have to jump on a plane and travel to a different continent to have a real adventure and see stunning scenery.
Mike Carter is an award-winning travel writer whose work has appeared in the Observer, Sunday Telegraph, Sunday Times and Guardian. Mike’s previous book Uneasy Rider won the 2008 Oldie Travel Book of the Year. Mike lives in south-west London
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