'No Guts No Story': Bob the Bike (Travels on a Pushbike)

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‘No Guts, No Story’ is about the years and the distances ‘Bob the Bike’ spent in his sixties on his bicycle. Well, two bicycles actually, because one got stolen, plus Bob had many amazing encounters, narrow escapes and romantic interludes on the way. Why he set out and what happened will fascinate you. In four years he rode 40,000 miles through 32 countries, completely alone. No back-up vehicles, no computers or telephones, he travelled through every country in Central America, Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil and Bolivia. Then India, Nepal, Bangladesh and more... Armed with a tent he slept free anywhere.

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Bob Winstanley was born and brought up in Stetchford, Birmingham during the 1930's and '40s. His love of long-distance cycling began around 1950 when a friend suggested they cycle to Wales. In a week, they went 500 miles to Pwllheli and back and amazed at the distance they had covered, a passion was born. Bob is now based in Thailand, returning to England yearly to visit family and friends. England is an ideal place after all to start his current cycling trips, such as touring through Spain, as he did this summer. At home in Thailand he leads a group of ex-pat Sunday cyclists and regularly goes out for a ride of eighty miles or more. Bob is now an incredible seventy-eight year old.

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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 420 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.A man in his sixties decides to cycle thousands of miles alone with just a map. His journey goes through many countries. His story is true, brave, touching and funny. Birmingham-born and growing up in the 1930s Robert Winstanley has loved cycling since aged eleven when he owned a bike with no wheels. He cycled his first long distance in his teens, to Wales with a pal. Now eighty, he still enjoys a fifty-mile day trip on a pushbike. No Guts, No Story is about the years and the distances Bob the Bike spent in his sixties on his bicycle. Well, two bicycles actually, because one got stolen, plus Bob had many amazing encounters, narrow escapes and romantic interludes on the way. Why he set out and what happened will fascinate you. Foreword by Linda Swinford: An old-ish man propped a pushbike against the window of the Tourist Office in Bromyard, Herefordshire, and came in for a chat and some leaflets. I was doing a stint behind the counter and thats how I met Robert Winstanley, Bob the Bike. He said he liked the town, he often made it the starting point of his long-distance cycling holidays. I said he should write this down because Bromyard people would enjoy reading it in our local magazine. Bob didnt fancy the idea he said he hadnt the education. So I told him not to worry, Id type it up for him. I found a handwritten piece shoved under the door next morning and I began helping Bob to tell his story. The words are all his, just the full stops and capital letters are mine. I kept on typing because I liked his style of writing and his story funny, touching, modest, true. When the amazing travel section ended I got him to write an autobiographical prequel about the lad from Stetchford, Birmingham, who loved long-distance cycling all his life and decided in his sixties to go thousands of miles alone with just a map. This book follows Bobs journeys through many countries in Asia and South America. Sheer slog, plus narrow escapes, interesting encounters, heroism, thefts and romances, mixed with humour and thoughtfulness. As Bob says, No guts, no story. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781512368116

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