Paperback The cyclist who went out in the cold : adventures along the Iron Curtain trail / Tim Moore.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Yellow Jersey Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780224100212 (pbk.) :
Map on inside covers.
Originally published: 2016.
Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike. Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter's brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland. Sleeping in bank vaults, imperial palaces and unreconstructed Soviet youth hostels, battling vodka-breathed Russian hostility, Romanian landslides and a diet of dumplings, Moore and his 'so-small bicycle' are sustained by the kindness of reindeer farmers and Serbian rock gods, plus a shameful addiction to Magic Man energy drink.
340 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
The usual humorous romp but each trip is more ridiculous