Book recommendations

Looking for a summer read?

Here’s a few of our favourites, some from riding at home, most from in the tent…

For younger readers:
The Boy Who Biked The World – Alastair Humphries (three books available): Recently enjoyed by Jo’s nephew.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Frank L Baum: Riding across Dorothy’s home state of Kansas we decided this was essential reading. Free on Kindle for UK readers.

For everyone:
Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne: Just like Colorado, this is epic. An adventure travel classic. I first read this in Primary School and have re-read it many times since. Also out of copyright so free to UK kindle readers.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle: Perfect for tired cyclists, this a collection of short stories. Great for reading aloud in the tent as they only take a couple of night’s reading each. Free to UK kindle readers. If you like these, The full length novel ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ is even better.

The Hungry Cyclist – Tom Kevill Davies: One of the best cycling travel books. Very food orientated, just like us! We re-read the USA section before leaving the UK.

South – Ernest Shackleton: An amazing true survival / adventure story in Antarctica. Not a long read and free to UK Kindle readers.

Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlossen: Total justification for our no fast food chains challenge. Scary stories of schools sponsored by soft drinks companies, complete with sales targets…

If you have read something awesome why not enter our summer reading challenge?


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