New Book Released

After much blood, sweat and tears (mostly mine) I have finally managed to complete the write up of my Lands End to John O’Groats cycle ride from last October.  After being knocked from my bike by an articulated lorry and being unable to finish a long trained for Audax Ride (London-Edinburgh-London) I was looking for a different challenge.

With the news of the deaths of two end to enders on the A30 fresh in my mind I was hoping to find a safer route.  Perhaps foolishly I was relying upon Google Cycle Routing to get it right:  it was brand new and in beta testing but I had vowed to follow the route no matter what.

the book has been published as a 218 page book at Amazon as a paperback and a Kindle.  It is also available as a pdf download via my website


Amazon Paperback



Lands End To John O’Groats Book has now been on Amazon for 1 Year

I have just realised it is a year to the day that I first put my Lands End to John O’Groats Guide as a paperback on Amazon. 

I ran a report and was amazed to find I have sold 510 copies!

During the year I have made the text available as a Kindle, on iBooks and through my website as a pdf download. In total in the past 12 month I have sold 1,639 copies.

Who would have thought that that many people even contemplate riding it. I guess this is only the tip of the iceberg because the whole text has always been available for free on my website and only a handful of the total visitors ever go on to buy a copy.

Having sunk all the proceeds into my kids books, Ruff and Tumble and Tyger Pants, I just need to start getting them doing the same kind of thing