A Bike Ride

A Bike Ride : 12,000 miles around the world

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When ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe gave up her job, bought a bike and took to the road, she couldn't even mend a puncture. 12,000 miles and 15 months later, she was home. Her epic solo journey took her around the world, through Europe, India, the Far East and the United States. From Thessaloniki to Uttar Pradesh, from Chumphon to Singapore, she faced downpours, blizzards and blistering deserts, political turmoil and amorous waiters - alternated with great kindness from strangers along the way. A Bike Ride is the first in the series of Anne Mustoe's successful and inspiring travelogues.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 320 pages
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Digital
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1x8 b/w illustration section
  • 0753546728
  • 9780753546727

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"Evocative reading" * Observer * "Her wry sense of humour is one of the great charms of Lone Traveller" * Daily Telegraph *show more

About Anne Mustoe

Anne Mustoe read Classics at Cambridge and was the headmistress of a girls' school in Suffolk until 1987, when she left her job and embarked on her first solo journey around the world by bicycle. She is an established travel writer with a substantial following who lectures regularly on her adventures.show more

Back cover copy

'I was 54, overweight, out of condition and I wobbled slightly on my unfamiliar bicycle.' When ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe gave up her job, bought a bike and took to the road, she couldn't even mend a puncture. 12,000 miles and 15 months later, she was home. Her epic solo journey took her around the world, through Europe, India, the Far East and the United States. From Thessaloniki to Uttar Pradesh, from Chumphon to Singapore, she faced downpours, blizzards and blistering deserts, political turmoil and amorous waiters - alternated with great kindness from strangers along the way. Told with humour, keen observation and supreme relish for every chance encounter, this is the unique and inspiring story of one woman's journey of personal discovery. Praise for Anne Mustoe 'Evocative reading' Observer 'Her wry sense of humour is one of the great charms of Lone Traveller' Daily Telegraph 'A book about the true spirit found in real travellers, written by a real traveller' Wanderlustshow more

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184 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 24% (45)
4 35% (64)
3 30% (55)
2 9% (17)
1 2% (3)
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