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About the AuthorAlastair Humphreys, in addition to cycling round the world, has also competed in the Marathon des Sables, the 'toughest race on earth,' running 150 miles through the Sahara. Despite breaking his foot during the race he still finished as one of the top ten British runners. He rowed across the channel with Major Phil Packer to raise money for Help For Heroes, travels to Sierra Leone to support his main charity cause: Hope and Homes for Children.
Author 1Alastair Humphreys
Book DescriptionTom really wants to be an explorer. His favourite book is an atlas and he follows adventurers not footballers. His schooldays are spent daydreaming about travelling from Tibet to Timbuktu. A private wish blurted out loud started his freewheeling adventure: i'm going to cycle round the world. His classmates laughed. No one believed him, least of all his teacher. The mountains will be too high! The desert is too hot! Everyone shouted their reasons why his dream was impossible. But it was a funny thing, the more that people told him he couldn t do it, the more Tom found himself wanting to prove them wrong.
Edition NumberOriginal Edition
Editorial ReviewEnjoyable to read, whatever your age and remains page-turning to the end - a trick missed by much travelogue. The Boy Who Biked The World deserves a place in the stocking of every cyclist who hopes to pass their passion onto their children. --Tim Dawson (Sunday Times) 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. --Sustrans
Number of Pages128