I pick out this review for Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie from Amazon.co.uk as I’ve rarely (well, never) been described as ‘heroic’ before. I have already updated the CV…
“A book which serves up so much. It will delight not just avid touring cyclists but all who know the pleasure and pain of the cycling experience in its many and varied formats.
The diary format makes for a convenient pick up and put down facility and the thread is never lost as you are always conscious that this is not just a ride out but a journey. An ever shifting and down to earth kaleidoscope of life and scenery along a cross section of Europe from the southern tip of Spain right up to the northernmost point on the continent as seen through the senses of our heroic narrator.
Above all this is inspiration on tap. For all those occasions when body and mind conspire to obstruct the path of the cyclist seeking motivation to just ‘get out there and ride” any chapter of this journey will provide that essential final and ultimately rewarding push.
I thoroughly enjoyed the journey [and] commend it to all, you will not be disappointed!”
More readers’ thoughts can be read on Amazon where, after nearly 40 reviews, the book continues to average 4.8/5.0. Not bad. Heroic? I’ll leave you to judge…