Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie

Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie

By Andrew P. Sykes

  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre : Travel Writing
  • FIle Size : 7.16 MB
Score: 5
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Description

Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie One continent, 6000 kilometres, ten countries, nine weeks, four pannier bags, one man, no detailed plan... and a bike called Reggie. 

Secondary school teacher Andrew Sykes moves out of the classroom, climbs onto his bicycle and sets off along the route of the EuroVelo 8, from the southern tip of Greece to the Atlantic coast of Portugal. 

However, this is more than just a cycling tale of border crossings and big hills, as our would-be adventurer perspires his way through a hot and sticky mix of Mediterranean landscapes, life and culture. 

Join Andrew as he travels Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie: an inspirational and light-hearted travelogue for cyclists and non-cyclists alike. 

'Andrew P Sykes once again delivers a wryly amusing and inspirational account of his travels on Reggie.'

'A brilliant book, I can't put it down... excellent writing style and plenty of humour.'

'I found his writing made me want to keep turning the pages. His self-deprecating approach and dry, delightful wit are a joy.'

'Sykes has an endearing, almost vulnerable quality: his observations are very witty.'

'The author writes with warmth and wit, and does an excellent job of capturing every emotion and every landscape.'

Reviews

  • Good read

    4
    By BunsBroon
    The second of Andrew's books that I have read, and I have just bought the third so that says it all really 👍
  • Funny & entertaining

    5
    By Grumpy Jimmy
    If you like a book that loses you in your mind, is funny, entertaining and you like bikes then this book is for you. I find myself sitting in my office chuckling in the corner while people look and wonder what im up to
  • Another Great Adventure

    5
    By Merlins Music
    Great, funny read for anybody interested cycling, travel & hit n miss European campsite !
  • Great read

    5
    By Henryt107
    I have just finished reading this book, and enjoyed every part of it. A great sequel to his first book. I enjoyed every mile of the journey, the highs and the lows and as always informative. Local information and history edifying the reader. Looking forward to the next venture.
  • Mark O'Neill

    5
    By markoneill141
    Another great read from Reggie and Andrew! It's like I was riding alongside. . . Very inspiring book!
  • Along the Med

    5
    By Matt J-67
    Andrew and Reggie return in another great travelogue which keeps us entertained all the way from Athens to Cape St. Vincent in Portugal. Andrew manages to capture our imaginations in that you can feel every bump on the roads and turn of the wheels as they travel across Southern Europe over the hot summer months. Being a cyclist myself, I am particularly jealous of the day that they cycled up the iconic Mont Ventoux. Something on every cyclists bucket list. Overall a great read and I look forward to the next adventure.
  • Wryly amusing and inspirational

    5
    By Zebranda
    Andrew P Sykes once again delivers a wryly amusing and inspirational account of his travels on Reggie from Athens to Cape St Vincent. As with the first book, Andrew assumes the role of tour guide, cycling enthusiast and casual observer of the minutiae of Mediterranean life, and by the end of the epic journey, the author feels like an old friend. I love the way Andrew's personality is conveyed through his humorous descriptions and anecdotes. By the time he and Reggie reach the end of their trip, the exhaustion, relief and sense of achievement are palpable. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and although I have never cycled further than the local shop, I have been to several of the places he visits, so the descriptions provided some nostalgia as well as ideas for future holiday destinations. His writing style is informative without being didactic, unpretentious and self-deprecating - a must-read for any non-expert considering a similar journey. And even if you have no intention of getting on your own bike and literally riding off into the sunset, this is a hugely entertaining and awe-inspiring read.
  • Along the Med on a bike called Reggie

    5
    By Sallymaughan
    I was so delighted that Andrew was back! The second account of Reggie's travels didn't disappoint and I spent most of the book transported across Europe with a smile on my face! Can't wait til the next one!
  • Reggie is back.

    5
    By Simon Lusted
    I was really pleased to see Reggie back as I'd enjoyed the first book of his adventures very much. I received 'Along The Med...' as a gift and loved hearing about the journey, but could the second trip be as interesting? Of course! I am inspired to try a longer journey of my own now after reading about the places, people (animals) and exploits that Reggie and his better half Andrew experienced. I highly recommend this amusing and exciting read/diary to seasoned cyclists as well as those who only get out at the weekend!
  • Along The Med on a Bike Called Reggie

    5
    By APS1969
    A summary of the reviews posted elsewhere: “Humorous, entertaining and even informative. Hard to put down. Travel writing at its best.” “I wasn’t disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed reading about his exploits across southern Europe.” “A very well written account of a fellow Yorkshireman’s two month odyssey through southern Europe.” “The book made me laugh (and at times wince).” “A wryly amusing and inspirational account.” “I’m thoroughly enjoying it and I don’t want the trip to end.” “Another excellent read from Mr Sykes.” “Loved this book.” “Thoroughly enjoyed reading the second adventure of Andrew and Reggie.” “It’s a real page turner, more from this guy please.” “An enjoyable account of a cool journey. Read it!” “I am approximately two thirds of the way through this and really enjoying it.” “Just as down to earth, amusing, informative and inspiring to the ordinary aspirational, long-distance cyclist as the first [book].” “Brilliant.” “Great, relaxed, easy read.” “I found it hard to put down… Humorous, informative, fun and full of tips if you fancy taking your bike by its handlebars and cycling off into the sunset.” “Highly Recommended… I have to say that this book is even better [than the first]. Andrew’s books are up there with the best cycle touring books that I have read, (and I’ve read quite a few recently).”

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