Cycling Home from Siberia, by Rob Lilwall


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I’m not sure Rob Lilwall knows it, but he has penned a two-wheeled classic. I wanted to rise up singing and strap on my bicycle clips.
(The Guardian )

Lilwall has a wonderful ability to inspire trust in his readers
(The Guardian )

Lilwall’s story is a remarkable one…enhanced by the fact that he has a writer’s skill for conveying a sense of place.
(The Sunday Telegraph )

A rite of passage adventure, full of thrills, excitement and endurance tests
(The Irish Times )

Rob Lilwall is such a transparently decent, honest and likeable bloke that it is difficult not to become involved in the highs and lows of his journey…Ever since Odysseus, the traveller has returned home to find himself wiser and more fulfilled than when he departed. Rob Lilwall is no exception.
(TES )
‘It is late October, and the temperature is already –40C…My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.’ In 2004 Rob Lilwall arrived in Siberia equipped only with a bike and a healthy dose of fear. CYCLING HOME FROM SIBERIA recounts his epic three and a half year, 30,000 mile journey back to England via the forboding jungles of Papua New Guinea, an Australian cyclone and Afghanistan’s war-torn Hindu Kush.

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (19 Aug. 2010)
  • Language: English

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