A highly unlikely bicycle tourist

Stephen John Peel
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Many an incredible story may have been told about young courageous men and women cycling the globe in search of adventure, covering vast distances at speed each day with not a care in the world, sleeping wherever they could pitch a tent or find someone willing to give them a free meal and bed for the night, who intentionally looked bedraggled to resemble famous adventurers of old, with men sporting wild hair and beards that could clear dusty streets as they cycled through.

Well, this incredible story is a little different. It is an astonishing story about a 350-pound middle-aged, disabled, working-class husband and father. I was never a regular cyclist, and I knew nothing about bicycle maintenance and repair. And yet, without a single day of bicycle touring practice, I loaded up my shiny new bike with everything I thought I’d need and cycled out of Cheshire to see the world. Solo, self-financed, with no support network and without any fixed route plan other than, “I’m going that way.”

What could go wrong? I wondered

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About the author

Stephen Peel was born in England in 1963. When just a small boy, he emigrated to Australia with his family, before returning to England in his mid-teens. Stephen went from one job to the next, never really settling and always searching for adventure. He is a husband, a father, a grandad, and he lives in Liverpool. He has travelled the world and never stops dreaming of adventure.

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Publisher
Stephen John Peel
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Published on
Aug 1, 2020
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Pages
294
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ISBN
9781838064433
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers
Humor / Topic / Travel
Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Cycling
Sports & Recreation / Cycling
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Travel / Special Interest / Bicycling
Travel / Special Interest / Sports
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