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Preview of my new book, Ten Lessons from the Road

After a lot of work by Jim, Eye Books and myself, Ten Lessons from the Road is finally finished and available.
I am really pleased with it. It looks great (see the video clip above) -hardback, full colour- and it feels like something fresh and new. Fingers crossed the reviewers will agree!

The idea was to try to convert the lessons I have learned out on my expeditions into something relevant for all of us in ‘normal’ life. Ideas to reflect on in the downstairs loo.
You can read the first chapter as a pdf here. Please do let me know what you think.

I had so much time on the road to reflect on why I was doing the ride, what motivated me, what I was learning on the way, and what challenges I hope to take on in the future.
I have broken down these lessons into 10 simple chapters, illustrated with experiences from my journey and stunning photography. 10 points that led to the accomplishment of the biggest adventure of my life (so far), an accomplishment that in the beginning I felt was beyond me.

You can view sample pages from this book or take the plunge and buy a copy here. The book is full colour, hardback, 128 pages, costs £9.99 and is signed by the author.

Over the next few months I will be serialising 10 Lessons on this blog so keep popping back here if you decide not to buy a copy for yourself.

Thank You

Thank you to the many people who have kindly "bought me a coffee" for just £2.50 as encouragement to keep this blog going. "Yes, I too would like to donate a couple of pounds to this site..!"

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Comments

  1. This looks great Alastair- excellent job, I’ll be purchasing it shortly.

    Or the beginning… ?

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  2. Great stuff Al. Have placed my order and look forward to recieving the book. I’ll try not to leave this one out in the rain!

    Rich.

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  3. nobby Posted

    Blatant spamming but I’m a mug and I’ve bought!
    I thought your first two were a very different approach to most cycle travel books and not always an easy read but all the better for that.
    I stuck a link up on my little Cycle camping forum in the hope you might get a couple of extra sales.
    Best wishes

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  4. … you are forgiven for the spam … and I have ordered the book. Well done, it looks good on the PDF and you have evolved, it seems into a very effective coach. I will look for ways to pop your splendid photos into my day when coaching clients in professional or personal matters.
    All the best,

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  5. Rob Dickinson Posted

    Would Alastair care to pass on the saving made bypassing the high street retailer by despatching it post-free?!
    Only asked; I’m saving for a long ride…

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  6. Hi Rob,
    I wish I could help, but I’m saving for a long ride and not exactly rolling in it.
    Apologies.
    You can read the pdf version for free though,
    Al

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  7. Bernie Royles{nee Bell} Posted

    Glad you sent the information have been waiting for the book want to get my husband to read it , it may give him more confidence to ” just do it” and not to think about things too much as you just end up talking yourself out of your dream.
    Wishing you success in your next venture and your next book .Bernadette {Bernie} Royles from North Wales a non cyclist who travels miles with the help of my now husband on our precious tandem.

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    Want that healthy, tanned look without that elusive Spanish holiday? Use cosmetics! For cosmetics is the easiest way to enhance your image. Image is what the cosmetic industry sells through itsmac cosmetics outlet. And although it’s up to you to believe it or not, I’m sure you won’t complain. Definitely not when you can get “that look” without being much the poorer for it.
    Want that healthy, tanned look without that elusive Spanish holiday? Use cosmetics! For mac cosmetics outlet is the easiest way to enhance your image. Image is what the cosmetic industry sells through its products. And although it’s up to you to believe it or not, I’m sure you won’t complain. Definitely not when you can get “that look” without being much the poorer for it.

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