“The Best Form Of Travel And The Best Form Of Travelogue”

It’s difficult to disagree with that, especially when it’s written about cycling and about one’s very own book. Here’s AJFrobisher’s full review of Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie as it appeared on

“I cycle. I cycle a lot. 3,000 miles a year give or take a mile here and there. Around 20 – 30 miles each ride. A few 100 mile plus rides….but let’s consider what Andrew Sykes has done. 7,700km from the south of Spain to the northernmost tip of mainland Europe, Nordkapp in Norway. A wonderful journey described with a keen eye for detail and an obvious pleasure for the simple fact of cycling ever onwards through changing landscapes, countries, cultures and climates. A book that will keep you warm while Andrew is battling the cold and incessant rain. A great read and a great ride. Chapeau Andrew (and of course the inimitable Reggie).”

While we’re on the subject, here’s a catch up of some of the other recent reviews:

“Humorous and informative; a great book:ย I loved this! If ever a book was going to get me off the sofa, start studying maps and planning an adventurous summer – it’s this one. Well-written; informative, humorous – inspiring. Excellent.” Stephen Murray

“Great read: Really enjoyed this book, as I’ve enjoyed the others by this author. Looking forward to his next adventure. Highly recommended. :)” Steve

And here are a couple of new reviews for Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie. It may have been published way back in 2011 but it’s still delighting those who read it:

“I loved this book-so many different landscapes, people & road surfaces! The book is informative & witty. What a journey in life.” Virginia Young

“I really enjoyed reading this book. I am a cyclist but I’m sure non cyclists would like it too as a travel book. I’m not keen on cycling books where the cyclist is only intent on doing as many miles as possible in the shortest possible time. If that rocks their boat, fine, but I like this one because he gives us interesting details on the places he visits and the people he meets. Well written and funny in places too. He doesn’t take himself too seriously which I like. Would definitely recommend this book.” Mrs B. Boyd

What do you think?