Cycling Home from Siberia: 30,000 miles, 3 years, 1 bicycle [NOOK Book]

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“ It is late October, and the temperature is already –40 degrees . . . My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts; and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.”

Having left his job as a high-school geography teacher, Rob Lilwall arrived in Siberia equipped only with a bike and a healthy dose of fear. Cycling Home from Siberia recounts his epic ...
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Cycling Home from Siberia: 30,000 miles, 3 years, 1 bicycle

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Overview

“ It is late October, and the temperature is already –40 degrees . . . My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts; and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.”

Having left his job as a high-school geography teacher, Rob Lilwall arrived in Siberia equipped only with a bike and a healthy dose of fear. Cycling Home from Siberia recounts his epic three-and-a-half-year, 30,000-mile journey back to England via the foreboding jungles of Papua New Guinea, an Australian cyclone, and Afghanistan’s war-torn Hindu Kush. A gripping story of endurance and adventure, this is also a spiritual journey, providing poignant insight into life on the road in some of the world’s toughest corners.
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Editorial Reviews

Bear Grylls
"An epic journey."
The Sunday Telegraph
“Lilwall’s story is a remarkable one . . . enhanced by the fact that he has a writer’s skill for conveying a sense of place.”
The Irish Times
“A rite-of-passage adventure full of thrills, excitement, and endurance tests . . . If you’re a cyclist—and even if you’re not—go for this book.”
The Guardian
“I don't know if Rob Lilwall knows it, but he has penned a two-wheeled classic. I wanted to rise up singing and strap on my bicycle clips.”
From the Publisher
"An epic journey."

“Lilwall’s story is a remarkable one . . . enhanced by the fact that he has a writer’s skill for conveying a sense of place.”

“A rite-of-passage adventure full of thrills, excitement, and endurance tests . . . If you’re a cyclist—and even if you’re not—go for this book.”

“I don't know if Rob Lilwall knows it, but he has penned a two-wheeled classic. I wanted to rise up singing and strap on my bicycle clips.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451607871
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 620,875
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Born in London in 1976, Rob Lilwall studied geography at Edinburgh University and did his teacher training at Oxford University before teaching geography in an Oxfordshire Secondary School for two years. At the age of 27, that he set off on his three year Cycling Home From Siberia. He also completed a theology diploma at Oxford University. In September 2009 he married Christine Liu.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Boring, not well written.

    It could have been fun. Sounds like an awesome trip but each little story along the way was so brief that you kept thinking at the end of each tale...really that's it?

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