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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.
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.
There is a great selection of titles that make great summer reads from our imprints: Eye Books, Can of Worms and Civic Books (see below) and the Hereford Times has just selected Peter Burden’s News of the world? Fake Sheikhs & Royal Trappings as one of their choices, see the review here.
For the armchair cyclist, Rob Ainsley’s 50 Quirky Bike Rides Around England & Wales takes a revolutionary look at some fun ways to take the pressure out of cycling and making it fun again. What goes around comes around.
If you want to get serious with your armchair cycling, forget Mark Beaumont (currently on BBC Two with his cycling around the world) and read Alastair Humphrey’s tandem of titles Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine which recount with great humour and insight the reality of undertaking an around the world bicycle ride.
If mayhem and murder are more your thing, British Comedy Award winner Chips Hardy’s Each Day A Small Victory is described by best selling author Jake Arnott (The Long Firm) as ‘Pulp Fiction meets Wind in the Willows’, and in Can of Worms’s graphic version of Othello the page becomes the stage for Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy, passion, deceit and the destruction of overwhelming love.
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.”