One man and his bike book

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one man and his bike book

No Visible Lycra: One Man and his Bike, by Mike Carter

Needing a change, Mike Carter did just that. Following the Thames to the sea he embarked on an epic 5, mile ride around the entire British coastline - the equivalent of London to Calcutta. He encountered drunken priests, drag queens and gnome sanctuaries. He met fellow travellers and people building for a different type of future. He also found a spirit of unbelievable kindness and generosity that convinced him that Britain is anything but broken. This is the inspiring and very funny tale of the five months Mike spent cycling the byways of the nation.
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One Man and His Bike

He had a gift for getting people to talk: shopkeepers, click here. For an article written by Mike about his ride around the coast of Britain. Published: 29 Apr You Are Awful: The funny side of unloved Britain.

The country I walked through deserves better than Nan. So much so that you feel you are there experiencing the people, places and feelings with him. Just about everything. But it is a common tribal name.

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Not so simple, really. The idea came on my way to work, for sure. But it was another few weeks before I set off - I had to get a little bit organised: renting out my flat so I could afford to survive and stuff like that. But, in essence, when I did set off, I rode my normal commuting route and instead of turning left to work, went straight across the traffic lights. Not necessarily. I'd already written one book, published in , about a motorbike trip I took.

Published: 27 Sep. I was eager to read about his time in Scotland and he raves about the scenery. A great read, exercise - I achieved a level of happiness I could not have imagined.

Mike Carter is a freelance travel writer. His latest book, One Man and His Bike , details his 5,mile cycle ride around the coastline of Britain. He tweets at getcarter7. Mike Carter walks across Shanghai, from a 14th-century canal town to the futuristic waterfront packed tight with skycrapers, the most potent symbol of thriving, modern China. The punishing Marmotte 'sportive' event in France is for amateurs but it gives all cyclists — including an exhausted Mike Carter — a taste of riding like a pro. Direct flights mean you can now visit Hanoi for a long weekend just about.


I enjoyed every page, my only gripe not really a gripe was that I wished it had been Rory Stewart. I never met any person whom I disliked. I loved the Ridgeback, the weak li.

I got rides with trucks. He seems to get himself into some funny and embarrassing situations that he is not afraid to tell us about. I followed my heart. Published: 29 Jun .

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ome I can't really answer this. Or did having the sea on your right keep your spirits up. My village is situated on the Mahanadi river.

Follow him on Twitter or at simonworrallauthor. I enjoyed the descriptions of the landscapes, villages and towns. It doesn't help that I took so much stuff initially and that I like a pint; I'm nearly 15 stone. Mike Carter needed a change.


  1. Germain G. says:

    Log in Register Your Wanderlust 0. Mike Carter on his 5, mile, life-changing bike ride around the edge of Britain. Mike Carter needed a change. Fed up with a Britain rife with crime and sliding into economic downturn, one day he decided to cycle straight past his London office and keep going. 🙅‍♂️

  2. Systiourecerp says:

    As I write this, he's just met a man who is walking around the coast of Britain and that's as far as I've got! The only time Sancho Panza nis his head was on the run-in to London on the last day. This is the inspiring and very funny tale of the five months Mike spent cycling the byways of the nation. Get outside: 10 great ways to see Britain's countryside.

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