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Publisher Description

This book tells the story of cyclists who were overcome by the need to venture into the wild on two wheels; the courageous men and women who undertook some of the most epic bicycle journeys of all time.

 

Wild Ride reminds us of a thrilling period of exploration all but forgotten in the age of the motorcar. Daniel Oakman takes us on a rich ride through 130 years of Australian cycling; from the overlanding heroes of Arthur Richardson and Francis Birtles, to the lesser known but no less amazing feats of Jerome Murif, Ted Ryko and Joe Pearson, through to modern-day bikepacking trailblazers such as Kate Leeming, Tegan Streeter and Tom Richards. Celebrity riders are here too; from the historic icons of Hubert ‘Oppy’ Opperman, Wendy Duncan and Shirley Law, to the more recent triumphs of actor Sam Johnson and his audacious quest to ride a unicycle 15,000 kilometres around the country.

 

You will be astounded by their journeys, retold here with sparkling clarity. Be inspired for your next pedal powered adventure.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2020
29 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Melbourne Books
SELLER
Ebook Alchemy Pty Ltd
SIZE
3.6
MB

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