From Wits' End To John O'Groats

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"If this thing insists on moving in with me then it's going to be on my bloody terms". This defiant promise was made 16 years ago on the day that it was confirmed that Les Roberts had Parkinson's disease. In the summer of 2008 he would put this proclamation to its toughest test. For Les, a runner who had won the Masters 5,000 metres World Championship in 1985, and cyclist who had earlier competed successfully at senior level, riding from Land's End to John O'Groats in 12 days would be a real challenge - particularly at the age of 64. This book is ...
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Overview

"If this thing insists on moving in with me then it's going to be on my bloody terms". This defiant promise was made 16 years ago on the day that it was confirmed that Les Roberts had Parkinson's disease. In the summer of 2008 he would put this proclamation to its toughest test. For Les, a runner who had won the Masters 5,000 metres World Championship in 1985, and cyclist who had earlier competed successfully at senior level, riding from Land's End to John O'Groats in 12 days would be a real challenge - particularly at the age of 64. This book is Les's account of the highs and lows of what would be a journey of determination and re-discovery. Part travelogue, part cyclist's tale and part memoire, it is a story of courage, endeavour - and some very memorable puddings!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438968353
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 1,406,533
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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