Long Cloud Ride
A 6,000 Mile Cycle Journey Around New Zealand
By (author) Josie Dew
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Long Cloud Ride by Josie Dew
Book DescriptionAfter two months on board a Russian container ship sailing 15,000 miles across the world, Josie finally arrives in New Zealand with her bike. Over the next nine months she cycles 10,000 kilometres all over North and South Islands while experiencing the wettest, windiest and stormiest year on record. During this time Josie was spat at, shouted at, honked at, and both run off and blown off the road. She got soaked, sunburnt, hailed on and snowed on and was alternately starved and over-fed, over-charged and under-charged. Then there was the wildlife: the possums (both dead and alive): exotic birds such as moreporks (with their eerie call) and fantails (who decided to follow); the ostriches, who liked to chase English cyclists and the harriers, who liked to dive bomb them; the more familiar but no less frustrating farm animals, who provided sheep-jams and cow-blocks to slow Josie down. In Long Cloud Ride, Josie brings New Zealand brilliantly to life. Warm, witty and acutely observed as ever, her latest adventure is sure to delight old and new fans alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780751535846
(197mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Josie Dew
Ride in the Neon Sun, Paperback (August 2004)
* The third in her series of cycling books sees Josie Dew riding east into the rising sun - to Japan * re-covered in her new cover style and in B format.
Slow Coast Home, Paperback (May 2004)
* The popular cyclist, Josie Dew, cycles the perimeter of England and Wales and shares her unique and entertaining perspective of the Coast and its people in the perpetual adventure of her life on wheels.
Travels in a Strange State, Paperback (April 2004)
* A highly entertaining memoir of an improbable journey, revealing the United States as it is rarely seen - from the seat of a bicycle
Sun in My Eyes, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Josie Dew
* The sequel to Josie's A RIDE IN THE NEON SUN. * Armed only with her bike and a great sense of humour, Josie dew continues her epic journey through Japan.
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Author Biography - Josie Dew
Josie has cycled 280,000 miles across 43 countries, some by accident. The survivor of 5 continents, several wonky knees & a handful of worn-out bottom brackets, she is still firmly fixed in the saddle. WIND IN MY WHEELS was shortlisted for the 1992 Travel Writer of the Year Award.
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