Cycling Home from Siberia: 30,000 miles, 3 years, 1 bicycle

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Howard Books, Apr 5, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
16 Reviews
“It is late October, and the temperature is already –40 degrees . . . My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts; and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.”

Having left his job as a high-school geography teacher, Rob Lilwall arrived in Siberia equipped only with a bike and a healthy dose of fear. Cycling Home from Siberia recounts his epic three-and-a-half-year, 30,000-mile journey back to England via the foreboding jungles of Papua New Guinea, an Australian cyclone, and Afghanistan’s war-torn Hindu Kush. A gripping story of endurance and adventure, this is also a spiritual journey, providing poignant insight into life on the road in some of the world’s toughest corners.

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User Review  - Astratow - Goodreads

What I liked? It is pretty well written, there is a lot of anegdots, author tries to show emotional side of the trip, as well as religious, political and phisical (surprisingly, this bit is quite ... Read full review

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User Review  - Justinbbolles - Goodreads

This was a good read – one man's bicycle journey to England from Siberia. I liked the author's final sentences: “Although I had been thrilled to discover the world is full of wonder, beauty, and good ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Born in London in 1976, Rob Lilwall studied geography at Edinburgh University and did his teacher training at Oxford University before teaching geography in an Oxfordshire Secondary School for two years. At the age of 27, that he set off on his three year Cycling Home From Siberia. He also completed a theology diploma at Oxford University. In September 2009 he married Christine Liu.

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