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Overlander : one man's epic race to cross Australia
Overlander : one man's epic race to cross Australia
Guinness, Rupert2018
A powerful memoir about a bike race that led to an inspiring personal journey In March 2017 Rupert Guinness set out on the trip of a lifetime: to race across Australia in the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race. This was no ordinary bike race - unlike the Tour de France, which Guinness had made his name reporting for decades - competitors would ride completely unassisted from Fremantle in Western Australia to the Opera House in Sydney on the other side of the country. There would be no help, just riders and their bikes crossing one of the most beautiful - and often inhospitable - places on earth. Rupert wanted to rediscover the rich but little recognised history of the pioneering cyclists whose rides throughout Australia from the 1860s unveiled a largely unknown interior - but what he discovered was the extraordinary strength and endurance of the human spirit. A searing tragedy on the road stopped everyone in their tracks, and competitors had to make some of the toughest decisions they had ever faced. A powerful memoir of a race and of a journey of the human spirit, across one of the most challenging landscapes in the world.
Cammeray, NSW : Simon & Schuster (Australia), 2018.
xix, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits (chiefly colour), colour map ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
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