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  - Unigami - Goodreads

I should have loved this book. It's about cycling, which I love. I enjoyed the BBC documentary and I like Mark Beaumont. But the book just didn't capture my attention. It seems impossible that a book ... Read full review

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User Review  - JDK1962 - Goodreads

3.5 stars. I liked it, but much of it felt like a log book: how many km he did in a day, the search for food and hotels/campsites. The nature of the trip--a "race" around the world to set the Guinness ... Read full review

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