Long Ride for a Pie: From London to New Zealand on Two Wheels and an Appetite

Long Ride for a Pie: From London to New Zealand on Two Wheels and an Appetite

by Tim Mulliner

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Overview

London, February 2001. Tim Mulliner is fed up with English weather and food, and above all is pining for a good Kiwi Pie - 'the kind that melts in the mouth and leaves tiny flakes of pastry stuck to your lips, and a small shower of crumbs on your shirt, and a nice warm satisfied feeling in the stomach'. So Tim decides to cycle home - to Christchurch, New Zealand, via 22 countries and some of the world's hairiest roads. This is the story of his trip.

Europe's a breeze, and the hard graft kicks in in Asia. An arrest in Iran; giardia on the Karakorum Highway; landslides in Pakistan; attacked by dogs in Tibet; delirium in China's sea of death, the vast Taklamakam Desert; a 1000-km, week-long 'dash' across the blistering Nullabor Plain in Australia, before finally hitting home over a year later.

Originally published in 2006, this updated 2nd Edition includes fully revised text and additional chapters covering the European portion of the journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780473320614
Publisher: Tim Mulliner
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Tim Mulliner has a 'real' job but prefers to calls himself a cyclist, traveller and writer despite the fact that he is only mildly successful in these pursuits. His publications include Long Ride for a Pie (New Holland New Zealand, 2006 & 2015, Me and Hero (2014), as well as being a contributing author to Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook: Worldwide Cycling Route & Planning Guide (Trailblazer, 2010) and is an occasional contributor of articles to a variety of print and online media publications. He lives with his wife Tina and daughter's Ana and Louise.

For up to date news on Tim's writing and photographs from his journeys, please visit: http://www.timmulliner.com or https://www.facebook.com/TimMullinerWriting.

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