Sykes is a seasoned travel writer, or to be precise, bicycle tour writer, having published his third book. He is back on his faithful bike Reggie for the ride along the western side of Europe. Oldalainkon a partnereink által szolgáltatott információk és árak tájékoztató jellegűek, melyek esetlegesen tartalmazhatnak téves információkat. During this trip, where were the best and worst places you slept? Where could I visit along the way? Now, meet Reggie, his bike. There are all sorts of terrains and climates, as well as cultures, languages and a common history that stretches back millennia. If you would like to read more, then why not treat yourself to the the book - Spain to Norway on a Bike called Reggie, you can find it here.
From Summersdale: Meet Andrew: French teacher, writer and long-distance cyclist. With two European cycling adventures already under his belt, Andrew was ready for a new challenge. That goes for cycling anywhere, not just in Norway. Now, meet Reggie, his bike. They were good company and I continued to bump into them at campsites, cafés and occasionally whilst cycling during he final two weeks of the journey. And I am waiting eagerly for the next one.
It was just about as good a place to camp as you could find. With four panniers and a tent on the bike, it was often better to opt to stay on the road but then the motorists would start peeping their horns… EuroVelo: Did you find any EuroVelo signposts? Before we get started though, here's a time-lapse video of his approach to Nordkapp, including a nervy-looking cycle through an undersea tunnel! With two European cycling adventures already under his belt, Andrew was ready for a new challenge. Even though the weather was poor it was such an iconic place to cycle and I thought how interesting and adventurous such a journey would be. In Denmark, the extensive network of cycle routes was easy to follow and then in northern Norway, with few roads to choose from, route planning was effortless. When I was cycling from Oslo to Lillehammer there was no alternative, you had to take the main road or go significantly out of your way on poor roads and rough tracks that can be difficult to follow. Running over a Japanese tourist in Paris? They are part travelogue, part history, part culture, part politics and part geography. He is funny, he doesn't try to be too clever, tells it as he says it.
The biggest hurdle in terms of motivation is not getting up every morning and continuing to cycle, it is the decision to complete such a journey in the first place and turn up at the starting point on day 1. Now, meet Reggie, his bike. Before the book's release, Andrew was kind enough to join me on Skype for a chat about his experiences of cycling long-distance through Norway. This time he faced a 5,000k journey, resulting in Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie, also self-published. Join the duo as they take on an epic journey across nearly 8000 km of Europe, through mountains, valleys, forests and the open road, proving that matter where you're headed, life on two wheels is full of surprises. His journey from Spain to Nordkapp — the Northernmost point of Europe — took him through eight countries.
You can find out more about his adventures and his books at. A third trip was completed in 2015 from the southern tip of Spain to the northernmost point of Norway. He is back on his faithful bike Reggie for the ride along the western side of Europe. Join the duo as they take on an epic journey across nearly 8000 km of Europe, through mountains, valleys, forests and the open road, proving that matter where you're headed, life on two wheels is full of surprises. I love to see things change and am always optimistic that however wonderful one day or place has been, the next will be even more wonderful so I have never found it difficult to keep myself motivated.
When not writing and travelling, Andrew edits a popular cycling website, CyclingEurope. The author is quite engaging, quite funny and quite clever, the problem being so many have and do this better, Mark Wallington is clever, funny and engaging. What does this price mean? Even though he reached Scandinavia in the summer, it was still going to be a challenge to reach his final destination. Well my day job is a teacher. Andrew has chronicled his previous long-distance journeys in the books Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie and Along the Med on a Bike Called Reggie.
About the book Meet Andrew: French teacher, writer and long-distance cyclist. One such might concern the slightly vague rules surrounding the wearing of cycle helmets in Spain — which seemed to be news to Sykes, despite him having cycled across Spain as told in his second book. Is there anything from home you miss whilst on the road? I have always loved all things about reading and books, and cannot walk past a bookshop or library without popping in; just to look, you understand. Sykes love affair with long distance cycling almost happened by chance. Join the duo as they take on an epic journey across nearly 8000 km of Europe, through mountains, valleys, forests and the open road, proving that no matter where you're headed, life on two wheels is full of surprises.
Europe is a place of great variety. Sometimes due to the bad weather, the headwind, the endless climbs, the bad camping conditions. He wanted to make his books insightful, entertaining and informative. It had everything; sea, mountains, great cycling conditions, friendly people, jaw-dropping scenery and, at the end of the journey, the magical midnight sun. The mental challenge is harder than the physical one. One requirement of a good travelogue is to encounter noteworthy — and unexpected — challenges on your trip, which you can overcome and then make light of in the book; fortunately Sykes possesses the relatively unflappable disposition necessary to handle such adversity. In his latest cycling trip, he embarked on a new adventure, combining several EuroVelo routes together and cycling from the southernmost tip of continental Europe to its northernmost point.
What was your favorite place along the itinerary? It is, he says, much more than simply a record of where he went and how he got there because once back in England he spent some time reflecting on the experience. Andrew says he has enjoyed the writing process almost as much as the travelling. When not writing and travelling, Andrew edits a popular cycling website, CyclingEurope. There was a constant battle in my head: do I go for the main roads that are easy to follow but have constant traffic, or risk delaying myself on the poorer routes? For example, he wanted to start his ride at the true southernmost point of Europe, but it was in a military base and not accessible by the public. How do you plan your trips - do you meticulously plan every waking moment of the day, take each day as it comes, or strike a balance somewhere in-between? Exchanging his job as a teacher in Oxfordshire for an expedition on Reggie the bike, he set off on his most daring trip yet: a journey from Tarifa in Spain to Nordkapp in Norway - from Europe's geographical south to its rthernmost point. The cycling was good quality, the scenery was spectacular, and the towns were interesting.
A few 100 mile plus rides. Whilst the journey is by bicycle, the story isn't about cycling as it just acts as a medium to tell the tale of his trip. I know that someone, somewhere has put time and thought into where each of the EuroVelo routes goes and although we are not yet at a point where you can always be guaranteed a quality, segregated cycling path on the ground, I do have the confidence that the route is a feasible one. Having said that I am rather envious, as such a trip must take you through places the majority of us won't ever see. Az esetleges hibákért, elírásokért az Árukereső nem felel.