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Publisher's Summary

2013 Second Edition

Tired from going abroad on holiday and realizing just how little he knew about the country he lived in, Sean decided to take a month off, buy a bike, and cycle the iconic Land's End to John O'Groats, solo and unsupported. Sean faced cold nights in, wet days out, and nearly a month of his own thoughts while he had the adventure of a lifetime cycling through Britain.

"Every adventure cyclist needs to cycle around Britain. There is just so much to experience. If I had not done this ride then I probably wouldn't be where I am today."

©2013 Sean Conway (P)2018 Sean Conway

What listeners say about Land's End to John O'Groats: The Ride That Started It All

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Wonderful story with good British humour. Excellent narration. Highly recommended.
I just wish more of Sean’s books were on audible.

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Honest and Inspiring

I listened to almost the whole book in one sitting, it shows a great insight into the challenge faced!

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  • 29-08-2019

Don't bother

Boring uninspiring and annoying... how many words is that... yawn.
It must have been deliberately read fatalistic??
Nuts

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  • P. Wyeth
  • 27-09-2018

More about the journey than the cycling

Entertaining story of every day adventure. It is more about the journey than the cycling.

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  • James M
  • 20-07-2018

Not as good as 'Cycling the Earth'

Listenable, but tries too hard to be funny. Just listen to his excellent 'Cycling the Earth' and leave it at that.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-11-2018

Dire

One of the worst written books I’ve “read” in years narrated by the worlds most irritating man, I actually listened to the last 3 hours on 2.5X speed to get it over with as quickly as possible. If you’re looking for an interesting and witty account of a great adventure this isn’t it...

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-06-2021

listened in a day to complete the set

I've listened to them so now. at only 4 hours it's a waste of a credit. but enjoyed it, it's mostly his strange (in a nice way) internal thoughts as he cycles, clearly didn't know what he was doing then. so different to later adventures

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  • AgileNick
  • 31-05-2021

Quite entertaining account of escaping the rat rac

An entertaining account of somebody taking on a big challenge with little experience or planning. it shows what can be achieved without procrastination. it will give hope and motivation to all novice cyclists

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  • Kyle Hewitt
  • 14-03-2021

Fun wee listen

Made me think about the parts of past trip / LEJOG also my next one (LEJOG this year) why I’m listening and about the one I’m soon to embark on with my son. Thanks Sean ... John York made me think I was listening to Sean directly at times 👏🏼

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  • andrew rankin
  • 02-12-2020

brilliant

loved this very punch and funny in places. Sean brought to life the route and experiences of meeting people along the way.

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  • jonesja
  • 22-10-2019

fantastic read

i love Sean Conway and this is a fantastic read. highly recommended read. great story

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  • DnA
  • 09-04-2018

inspiring adventure

Sean's mini adventure is more like a giant adventure to us mere mortals. This is my second book by Sean Conway and I'm lining up the next

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