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Extraordinary Places By Bicycle

Hugh Symonds, Pauline Symonds


In a series of journeys Hugh and Pauline Symonds set off from Sedbergh, Cumbria, to cycle one and a half times around the planet – that’s a 60,000 kilometre cycle ride!

“Hugh and Pauline Symonds have shared the highs and lows of truly remarkable two-wheel odysseys to the wildest and most beautiful corners of the planet.” – Matt Dickinson, author of The Death Zone and The Everest Files

“A decade of adventure that inspired so many of us, me included, to hit the road and explore the world by bike.” – Alastair Humphreys, author, keynote speaker & National Geographic Adventurer Of The Year

“Among the many books about cycle touring and intrepid, adventurous travel, Extraordinary Places By Bicycle stands out with its breadth and depth and beautifully written prose. It’s sure to sit up there with the best.” – Tim Mulliner, Environmental Scientist

“This book will open your eyes to the world’s possibilities and foster a belief that even the furthest flung corners are no more than pedal strokes away. It will leave you with the irresistible urge to get on your bike and pedal, wherever the road may take you.” – Hannah Reynolds, journalist & author France En Velo and Britain’s Best Bike Ride


Hayloft Publishing



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Paperback; 235 x 155mm




125 colour photos and maps

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