Over the year of interviewing adventurers for my Grand Adventures project, I chatted to lots of folk who’ve written books about their cycling journeys.
If you’re planning a trip of your own I recommend you dipping into some of these before you go.
Any other good ones I’ve omitted? Please do have your say in the comments below.
- Leon McCarron: The Road Headed West
- Tom Allen: Janapar (the film Janapar is excellent). Also the author of http://gearforcycletouring.com/
- Mark Beaumont: The Man Who Cycled the World
- Anna Hughes: Eat, Sleep, Cycle: a bike ride around the coast of Britain
- Alastair Humphreys (sorry for shameless plug!): Moods of Future Joys / Thunder and Sunshine / The Boy Who Biked the World
- Dom Gill: Take a Seat
- Jason Lewis: The Expedition
- Rob Lilwall: Cycling Home from Siberia
- Helen Lloyd: Desert Snow – One Girl’s Take on Africa by Bike
- Thomas Stevens – Around the World on a Bicycle
- Tom Kevill Davies – The Hungry Cyclist
- Tim Moore – French Revolutions
- Anything by Josie Dew, Anne Mustoe and Dervla Murphy – three prolific cyclists and authors who should totally refute the myth that solo cycle touring is only for boys
- The Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook – Stephen Lord
- UK: http://www.ctc.org.uk
- USA: http://www.adventurecycling.org/
- The On Your Bike Section of the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forum https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/on-your-bike
- The Cycle Touring Festival
My new book, Grand Adventures, is out now.
It’s designed to help you dream big, plan quick, then go explore.
The book contains interviews and expertise from around 100 adventurers, plus masses of great photos to get you excited.
I would be extremely grateful if you bought a copy here today!
Thank you so much!