The Man Who Cycled the World

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Broadway Paperbacks, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 379 pages
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The remarkable true story of one man's quest to break the record for cycling around the world
 
On the 15th of February 2008, Mark Beaumont had pedaled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris--194 days and 17 hours after setting off in an attempt to circumnavigate the world. His journey had taken him, alone and unsupported, through 18,297 miles, 4 continents, and numerous countries. From broken wheels and unforeseen obstacles in Europe, to stifling Middle Eastern deserts and deadly Australian spiders, to the highways and backroads of America, he'd seen the best and worst that the world had to offer.
 
He had also smashed the Guinness World Record by an astonishing 81 days. This is the story of how he did it.
Told with honesty, humor, and wisdom, The Man Who Cycled the World is at once an unforgettable adventure, an insightful travel narrative, and an impassioned paean to the joys of the open road.

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Review: The Man Who Cycled The World

User Review  - Lizzy - Goodreads

This was an impressive read but not the most well written. The author was so obsessed with his goal of breaking the world record he had little time to appreciate the world around him. I did enjoy hearing about his first hand experiences of Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. Read full review

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User Review  - Alice - Goodreads

A really interesting book about one man's attempt to cycle solo around the world. Some criticisms might be that there wasn't quite enough about the cycling, for cyclist readers, and not quite enough ... Read full review

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