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Eye Books author, Alastair Humphreys‘ inspirational book Ten Lessons from the Road is set to come out in Greek from the publishers Dioptra. Dioptra is one of Greece’s leading publishers of inspirational books and we have every reason to believe that Alastair’s book, called Live the Dream in its Greek edition will be a tour de force. Congratulations to Alastair from everyone at Eye Books & Can of Worms.
You can Live the Dream with Alastair’s English edition by buying it here:
10 Lessons from the Road
We tend to strive for what we know we can achieve. What’s the point of that? Alastair learnt a thing or two as he cycled around the world. He learnt that big achievements come from big dreams, that they often start with big talk, and they guarantee some really big scares along the way. He also learnt that you only learn how far you can go by going too far.
Serial adventurer and Eye Books author Alastair Humphreys embarked upon the Three Peak Challenge with Help for Heroes veteran Major Phil Packer and BBC Presenter, Kate Silverton. Keep an eye out for them on the Sport Relief coverage this weekend on the BBC.
And you can read the first 90 pages of Alastair’s Mood of Future Joys online with this Eye Books online eBook:
Serial adventurer, he’s currently walking around the M25 in the worst winter conditions in 50 years, and Eye Books’ author Alastair Humphreys will be talking at the Adventure Show at the end of this month, Sunday 31 January 2010.
Described as “The first great adventure of the 21st Century” by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Alastair will be talking about his epic circumnavigation of the world by bike recounted in his two books: Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine. (Alastair will also be talking at the National Geographic this month, details to come). You can check out Al’s blog, read about his cycling adventures by reading Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine, or read about the wisdom he gained on his journey by reading Ten Lessons From the Road. Buy by using the buttons below.
For details on the adventure show go here: http://www.adventureshow.co.uk/visitor_information_show_features_talks_best_adventure.php
Time : 14:00 till 14:45
Where : Theatre 2
Around the world by bike. By Alistair Humphreys, Adventurer
Aged 24 Alastair Humphreys left England to cycle round the world. His journey along the length of the Earth’s three great land masses [Africa, the Americas, and Eurasia] took more than 4 years to complete. He has written three books about his adventure.
Interest in Eye Book’s hilarious Crap Cycle Lanes is creating a chain reaction of interest in the Twittersphere and elsewhere. Featured in last month’s Architect’s Journal as the Book of the Month, Crap Cycle Lanes has now found its way on to the Guardian’s blog: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/series/bike-blog. What started as a ‘farcility’ of the month on the Warrington Cycle Campaign’s website is now available as a great gift for cyclists, urban planners and anyone with a sense of humour.
The Shell Chester Literature Festival is in its 21st year, and they have invited one of our authors, the fantastic Alastair Humphreys, to give a talk. As well as being the author of three books, Al is a talented speaker, with the President of the Royal Geographical Society saying, “with the possible exception of Sir David Attenborough, that was the best lecture, and the longest applause that I have heard in the past 15 years.”
You can check out Al’s blog, read about his cycling adventures by reading Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine, or read about the wisdom he gained on his journey by reading Ten Lessons From the Road. Buy by using the buttons below.
Alastair Humphreys cycled 46,000 miles round the world, in his third book, Ten Lessons from the Road, he reveals what he learnt along the way to help us all pursue our own adventures.
In this book, Alastair challenges us to see things differently, breaking down seemingly distant dreams into achievable goals. Reminding readers that it is never too late to reclaim our dreams and achieve what we really want out of life, Alastair asks us to remember that any journey begins with a single step.
Why only 10 lessons, you ask? We all have just one life to live, and the clock is ticking fast. Rather than spend too long theorising about how we are going to live our lives, Alastair suggests that we go out and live them!
Readers of Alastair’s best-selling Moods of Future Joys, and also Thunder & Sunshine are sure to enjoy his latest work!
Press for Ten Lessons from the Road:
“Humphreys’ engaging, sometimes brutal, sometimes comic style is above all a call to arms.” – The Guardian
Buy Thunder & Sunshine, or Alastair’s first book, Moods of Future Joys, using the buttons below.
EyeCycle’s very own Rob Ainsley has launched a new blog. In his announcement of its launch he wrote:
“Cycling in London has more than doubled in the last ten years – but looking at blogs and websites, you would hardly know it.
So I thought it was about time that someone started a cycling blog that was genuinely witty and fun to read; well illustrated; well informed; bang up to the minute with the issues; and, most important, refreshed every single day, giving you that regular office fix.
And who knows, one day that might happen. Instead, in the meantime, there’s my new blog ‘Real cycling’:
If you enjoy reading it half as much as I enjoy writing it, then I’ll enjoy writing it twice as much as you enjoy reading it.”
And if you missed it, he wrote the highly amusing and amazingly practical: 50 Quirky Bike Rides Around England and Wales. You should buy it and give it to a cycling friend.
Alastair Humphreys, author of Moods of Future Joys and Thunder and Sunshine, is embarking on a new expedition. SOUTH will be the longest unsupported polar journey in history, with Alastair and his friend Ben Saunders making the first return journey to the South pole on foot. This pdf brochure summarises the project. This extraordinary and inspirational pair have been training for over four years in order to be able to face the extreme conditions they will have to survive. Alastair’s blog goes into more detail about this incredible challenge, and you can find out more about Ben Saunders, youngest person to ski solo to the North Pole and British record holder for the longest Arctic journey, on his blog.
Thunder and Sunshine by Alastair Humphreys has been reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scott, of the online book journal Curled Up With a Good Book.
Excerpt from Barbara Bamberger Scott’s review:
In an age when there are, in the older way of looking at things, no new frontiers, an adventure like this is a great achievement and no doubt an inspiration to others. There may be no roads untraveled, but there are still new ways to travel them and much to learn along the way. Humphreys is a hopeful person – there is no taint of cynicism or world-weariness in his writing. Constantly self-motivated, he had only himself to thank when he got up each day and cycled another few miles. He was nearly always treated with kindness and “nobody ever refused me water.” He concludes, “Don’t believe what you see on the TV; the world really is a good place.”