Book review(s) – A bike called Reggie

Just spotted this article about the first two books…

Reading, Running, Cycling

I really love cycle touring books. I don’t even know why I love them so much, I can’t put a finger on it. I’ve always loved travel books (and travelling) – the idea of experiencing new places, new cultures, new foods, new landscapes is something that really appeals to me, and while I can’t currently set sail and explore the whole world, reading travelogues slightly gets you there.mark-beaumont

I love them because they are all so different – I almost think there is no such thing as the “travel writing” genre, especially when it comes to bike touring books. You have books like Mark Beaumont’s which I read last summer, which is all about the cycling, getting from one place to another and the difficulties, hassles and pleasures encountered along the way. You have books like Dervla Murphy’s, which range from being about the above, to weaving in culture…

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