'You don't have to be twenty, male and an ace mechanic to set out on a great journey. I've cycled round the world twice now. I'm not young, I'm not sporty, I never train and I still can't tell a sprocket from a chainring or mend a puncture.'
So speaks intrepid ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe in the opening to this fascinating record of her second epic journey cycling around the globe from East to West.
Using historical routes as her inspiration, Anne followed the ancient Roman roads to Lisbon, travelled across South America with the Conquistadors, pursued Captain Cook over the Pacific to Australia and Indonesia and followed the caravans along the fabled Silk Road from Xi'an to Rome.
With incredible tales of police arrest, the threat of guerrillas and attacks by wild dogs, Lone Traveller is an absorbing account of one woman's experience on a remarkable journey.
'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