There has been a drip, drip… of information about the new book in recent weeks but I’m finally in a position to confirm the details in full.
As you are probably aware, the book will be published by Summersdale next year. The date for publication has been set as Thursday 11th May. Apologies to those of you who have been hanging on for quite some time already but hopefully the book will be worth the wait. The cover that you need to be looking out for is above. It was good to see that Summersdale wanted to use Andy Mitchell for the illustration after he did such a good job with ‘Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie‘ and ‘Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie‘.
‘Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie‘ has its own dedicated page on the Summersdale website and is already listed on Amazon (although clearly you’ll still have to wait for May to come around to take delivery…) where the price is set at £9.99. You will hopefully be able to pick up a copy in your local Waterstone’s* or other good bookshop. eBook versions of the books will be available at some point via the usual online retailers.
Over the next few months I’ll be trying to get out and about to publicise the books and have been busy in the last few days putting together what will hopefully be an engaging talk. It will include some of the video taken during the trip as well as a selection of extracts from the book. Here’s a sneak preview:
Most of the sound has been removed from the preview but the real thing will be a mixture of me talking and the videos speaking for themselves in sound and, occasionally, music.
I’m already booked for an event in Reading, Berkshire and am looking forward to meeting up with friends and former colleagues plus anyone else who would like to come along. For more details please visit the event’s Facebook page to express an interest in attending. That said, the talk is free and you are more than welcome to just turn up on the evening itself. See the details in the poster at the foot of this post. For people (like me) who live somewhat further north, I am currently planning on speaking at an event in Halifax at some point in early 2017. I’ll published details here on CyclingEurope.org as soon as things are confirmed.
If you would like to invite me to talk at an event in your own area I am happy to consider all offers. My only charge would be expenses to more far-flung places. Full details of how to contact me directly can be found at the start and end of the preview video above.
I very much look forward to meeting some of you in the weeks and months to come. APS.
*Waterstone’s have the book listed in their ‘travel writing‘, ‘cycling‘ and ‘true stories of heroism, endurance and survival‘ sections!! (It wasn’t that tough, honest…)