Andrew completed his journey from Tarifa to Nordkapp at 12 noon on Tuesday 28th July. He’s now making his way back to the UK via a Hurtigruten ship to Bergen, a few ferries and a couple of trains. He hopes to be back home in Yorkshire by August 10th at which point he’ll start to think about writing the third and final book in the European cycling trilogy, tentatively named (until someone suggests a better title), Heading North on a Bike Called Reggie…  image

The ‘wonderful, witty, inspirational’ cycling travelogues ‘Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie‘ and ‘Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie‘ can be downloaded for just £2.99 / $3.99 / €3.99 on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and Kobo (scroll down for links). The books are also available in paperback.

The final book of the European cycling trilogy will be published in 2016

BBC-Radio-LogoListen to Andrew ‘s discussion with Martin Kelner about cycling, travel and music  by following this link

What they are saying about ‘Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie’:

“Andrew P. Sykes once again delivers a wryly amusing and inspirational account of his travels on Reggie” “A brilliant book, I can’t put it down… excellent writing style and plenty of humour” “I found his writing made me want to keep turning the pages. His self-deprecating and dry, delightful wit are a joy” “Beautifully written with natural wit and a view on life that anyone, not just cyclists, can associate with.”

Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie and Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie recount the author’s continental cycling journeys of 2010 and 2013 respectively. 

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“Inspired by Olympic athletes, secondary school teacher & naive touring cyclist Andrew Sykes set off on a trans-continental cycling adventure from his home in southern England along pilgrimage route to Rome & beyond. A comical tale recounting the highs & lows of six weeks in the saddle, for cyclists and non-cyclists alike!”Screen Shot 2013-08-31 at 12.17.37


7 responses to “

  1. Hi Andrew, great to follow your ride, it’s inspired me to do more myself. i see you track your ride with cyclemeter. How do you keep your iPhone charged enough? Do you use solar power or bike Dynamo?

    • It certainly is inspirational. I would love to do this ride, meet the people (even grumpy youth hostel receptionists), see the changing landscape and even choose a new pair of sunglasses!
      Andrew – keep pedalling.

    • I found something on line last week about changing the settings on the iPhone to reduce battery usage. I’m also keeping mobile coverage switched off while I ride and this helps a lot. The GPS track is still recorded by Cyclemeter and then uploaded when you go back on line from time to time. I have. PowerMonkey Extreme battery 7,000 ??? (whatever the unit is) that I plug into the mains whenever I can. I use that to top up the phone if needed. I do have a solar panel for the PowerMonkey but I’m not convinced as to how effective it is and I haven’t used it yet on this trip. I will at some point no doubt. Hope that helps.

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