“Cyclists see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to” – Dr K.K. Doty
Fun, challenging, brutal, rewarding, and fulfilling — these are just some of the things that capture the essence of bicycling. You could be a beginner or a competitive cyclist — taking on the roads and trails on two wheels can be an enriching experience. And when you are a traveler exploring the city or the countryside provides a different perspective that takes your travel experience to new heights. Whether you are thinking of taking on one of those Provence bike tours or biking across the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia, here are some of the most inspiring reads that will make you want to do it.
A Bike Ride: 12,000 Miles Around the World by Anne Mustoe
If there is one thing that stands out among the many great things about this book, it would be this: You do not have to be a great rider to travel 12,000 miles on two wheels across the globe. You just have to start and get going. A Bike Ride tells the story of the author, a former headmistress, who went on a solo trip on a bicycle around the world. Here she shares the highs and lows of biking through places like Europe, India, and the US among others.
Moods of Future Joys: Around the World by Bike Part One: From England to South Africa by Alastair Humphreys
Moods of Future Joys is the first part of the story about the author’s 46,000-mile journey on a bike across five continents. It provides insights into the long and arduous trip on a small budget and how he copes with the many challenges along the way.