The brilliant follow up to ‘Cycling Across Europe on a bike called Reggie’, this book follows Reggie and Andrew east to west across the Med crossing familiar, and not so familiar countries. He travels through 10 in all and as this includes Albania, not all the countries are ones people would think of visiting on a trip round the Med more famous for places such as Italy and the south of France. Andrew has a lovely narrative style, you feel as if you’re there with him and you learn a lot too, but not in an overbearing way (no mean feat as he is a teacher – I wish he’d been my teacher, lessons would have been so much better!)
I love the fact that he is prepared to make up the route as he goes along, when prepared plans don’t work out; the fact that he’s happy to stay with complete strangers goes a long way to restore your faith in humanity too. I’m not a cyclist but this makes me wish I was and any keen cyclist will want to follow in his footsteps, non cyclists too come to that!
He has recently completed a journey from Spain to the Nordkapp (Norway) and I am now eagerly awaiting that book, due out next year. Here’s to many more adventures for the pair of them so we can discover more places with him!
I read many travel books, some are good, some are awful and when I started on this book, I had just skimmed a book about a cycle trip around the UK, which was really just a list of place names. This book couldn’t have been more different. I enjoyed every page of the trip. A highly recommended read.
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