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Uneasy Rider By Mike Carter

Uneasy Rider by Mike Carter

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Summary

A broken heart and a moment of drunken bravado inspires middle-aged, and typically rather cautious, journalist Mike Carter to take off on a life-changing six month motorcycle trip around Europe.

Uneasy Rider Summary

Uneasy Rider: Travels Through a Mid-Life Crisis by Mike Carter

A broken heart and a moment of drunken bravado inspires middle-aged, and typically rather cautious, journalist Mike Carter to take off on a life-changing six month motorcycle trip around Europe. Never mind that he hadn't been on two wheels since an inglorious three-month teenage chapter involving a Lambretta, four crashes and an 18-month ban for drink-driving, a plan had begun to loosely form...

And so, having completed a six day residential motorcycle course and hastily re-mortgaged his flat, Mike sets off alone, resolving to go wherever the road takes him and enjoy the adventure of heading off into the unknown. He ends up travelling almost 20,000 miles and reaching the four extremes of Europe: the Arctic Circle in the north, the Mediterranean coast in the south, the Portuguese Atlantic to the west and the Iraqi border of Turkey in the east.

But really it's a journey inwards, as, on the way, Mike finds his post-divorce scars starting to heal and attempts to discover what he, as a man in his forties who hasn't quite found his place in the world, should be doing. Self-deprecating, poetic and utterly engaging, his is a heroic journey taken for the rest of us too scared to leave our 9 to 5 office-bound existence.

Uneasy Rider Reviews

As wise and witty a travelling companion as you could wish for -- Tim Moore
One of the most honest and funniest writers around -- Carole Cadwalladr
A fantastic read -- Charley Boorman author of * A Long Way Round *
Wry, moving and very funny * Daily Express *
Buy it for the 42-year-old in your life. You'll recognise the signs -- Nicholas Lezard * Guardian *

About Mike Carter

Mike Carter grew up in Birmingham and now lives in south-west London, from where he commutes to his freelance shifts at the Guardian and Observer on a bicycle. Although still married to his motorbike, the capital's traffic jams, speed cameras and bendy buses have somewhat cooled the relationship.

Additional information

GOR001486628
9780091923266
0091923263
Uneasy Rider: Travels Through a Mid-Life Crisis by Mike Carter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2009-03-05
352
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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