The Cycle Touring Festival 2017

Clitheroe has been home once again to the 2017 Cycle Touring Festival… …with a good selection of bikes – very much used – on display… …some quality talks… …and a wonderful sunrise over the campsite!

Spain To Norway… In English, En Français, Auf Deutsch

One for the linguists… I’m delighted to say that the European Cyclists’ Federation – the people in charge of the EuroVelos – have published an interview with me on their website; in English, in French and in German! “He did it again! Over the past few years, Andrew Sykes has already got to know large…

Coming Soon To Clitheroe, Oxford & Bristol

It’s been an interesting week as I transitioned from a self-published to a published author on Thursday. Is all the hard work over or has it yet to start? Time will tell. I haven’t quite transitioned away from being a secondary school teacher of French however and continue to ply my original trade here in…

Wolf Pack: Geneva – San Remo

This isn’t quite my style – too fast by far… – but it is quite an adventure and may be of interest to some. Over to the organisers: “Wolf Pack is a dare. To ride from Geneva to San Remo, over Telegraphé, Galibier, Vars and Cime de la Bonnette – in a single go. Wolf…

11.5.2017… Spain To Norway On A Bike Called Reggie

Now available from all good bookshops (links below)… Enjoy the read! Join us tonight for the launch party in Waterstones, Albion Street, Leeds. Full details here. Waterstone’s Amazon – Kindle or paperback Apple – iBook Foyles Stanfords WH Smith Blackwells

Ireland! Immrama And… The Waterford Greenway?

Things are beginning to get busy in the run-up to the publication of ‘Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie‘ on Thursday – if you are in or near the Leeds branch of Waterstone’s at 6.30pm on Thursday, come along to the launch! – and I have spent much of today being interviewed and even…

Spain To Norway: The Tenth Degree

With only a few days until the publication of all 35 degrees of ‘Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie‘ on May 11th (pre-order at Amazon or Waterstone’s), exactly two years ago today, I was cycling from Rochefort to La Rochelle, enjoying the great cycling facilities of the west of France and absorbing French…

The Adventure Cycle Festival

The weekend after the wonderful Cycle Touring Festival in Clitheroe – tickets are still available – where I will be speaking about cycling from Spain to Norway… comes The Adventure Cycle Festival. ‘Adventure cycling’ seems to be ‘cycle touring’ with less luggage. Here’s how the organisers describe the event: “The Adventure Cycle Festival was created…

The Cross Sports Book Awards: Cycling Category

No mention, alas, of a certain soon-to-be-published book (perhaps next year?), but these tomes could help you fill your time between now and the launch of Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie next week. Indeed if you are anywhere near Waterstone’s in Leeds at 6:30pm on May 11th, the day of publication, come…

The Tour De Yorkshire / Côte De Shibden Wall

I did think it would be difficult to replicate the atmosphere experienced in Yorkshire when the Tour de France arrived in the county back in 2014 but yesterday on the cobbles of the ‘Côte de Shibden Wall’ it came pretty close… Wonderful afternoon!