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The Boy Who Biked the World

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The best-selling children’s book about Tom and his adventures cycling to Africa.
SIGNED by the Author!
Read a sample chapter here.

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Aimed primarily at children, this is an exciting adventure story about a boy cycling around the world (this book focuses on Africa), drawing heavily on the author’s experiences of his own round-the-world cycling odyssey. It’s entertaining but it also educates with its abundance of information, and is sure to inspire. A perfect choice for any parent of a would-be cycle adventurer. – Women’s Cycling

An enjoyable adventure story packed full of facts. Would make great discussion points for primary school kids if used as a class reader, and it is also cross-curricular, covering subjects such as geography, religion, languages and a number of other subjects.’‘“ Book Zone For Boys

In this charming caricature of Alastair Humphreys’ famous circumnavigation of the world on his bike, children are swept along with the character of Tom, an adventurous boy who feels there must be more to life than school. The first part of The Boy Who Biked the World follows Tom leaving England, cycling through Europe and all the way through Africa to the tip of South Africa. Along the way, young readers are introduced not only to the various fascinating landscapes he passes through, but also to the various people who so happily embrace him as he travelled on his journey. With engaging illustrations, postcards, and journal entries throughout, this book provides an immersive experience for any young adventurer.

128 pages. Black and white illustrations.
Signed by the Author.
Have a sneak preview inside the book by clicking here.
Discount for bulk purchases (>20 copies): ideal for schools (enquire here).

Tom’s journey bears uncanny similarities to the author’s own ride round the world.

author letter

Alastair Humphreys is a qualified teacher. Each year he gives talks in schools to many thousands of children. Over time he has learned exactly which aspects of his own experiences resonate most with children.

Bulk purchases (20 or more) are subject to discount ‘“ [email for info]: perfect for classes to read in schools following a talk from Alastair.

The Boy Who Biked the World is a fun, educational account of the first stage of Tom’™s journey round the world, riding the length of Africa. Its SMOG readability is 12.

Have a sneak preview inside the book by clicking here.

Overseas customers please click here.

Any teachers who are using this as a class book may enjoy these learning resources, kindly put together by teacher Becky Dunn:

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