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Around the World in 1000 Days - Hardback Book | Fredrika EK

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As admirers of epic feats on bicycles, we can always tip our hats to individuals who push the boundaries of human achievement. Fredrika Ek - a Swedish cycle tourer - took on the challenge to ride 51,000 kilometres around the world and it took her 1042 days, which we think is fair enough. Enjoy this startling and relatable story ahead of your next adventure.

"The fantasy I had was not about cycling, it was about freedom and seeing the world"

From the publisher

Why ride a bicycle around the world and why not? Swedish cycle-tourer Fredrika Ek spent 1 042 days on her bike, solo and unsupported covering 51,000 kilometres across 45 countries. Read the captivating and charming story of a normal rider cycling around the world. Richly illustrated with beautiful photography.


Deserts and mountains. National borders and the boundaries of pain. Over doorsteps and straight into people's homes and lives. It was all about curiosity. And a burning desire to find out what awaited on the other side. This book ticks in all the boxes of classical travel literature of the Big Adventure


It’s also a story of good and bad interactions with oneself, having to confront your own truths and prejudices. That every meeting also means a farewell and a surprising insight that an adventure needs to be both quiet and slow. 208 pages.

  • 190 x 240 mm.
  • Weight, 1 kg.
  • Hard cover
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Inspirational reading

I am always on the look out for cycling adventures. This book - "Around the World" piqued my interest. The narrative has delivered up countless ideas about what/where and how I may go next. The pictorial essay always provided the colour, the sense and feel of what to expect. I recommend this book to those that are adventurers at heart - looking for the next idea - or those that love to here about taking the roads less travelled. Kudos to author, Fredrika.

Peter O.
Australia Australia
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Brilliant book

Great rouleur service as always. Service is always first rate! Price and qulaity of books excellent & this certainly hits the mark.

Justin E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Around the world in 1000 days

Superb- a great, motivating read!!

Richard F.
United States United States

Around the World in 1000 Days - Hardback Book | Fredrika

An excellent read. An inspiring story.

Frank M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Around the world in 1000 days by Fredrika Ek

This is a beautiful book about having the courage to ride alone into the unknown. Also stories about humanity good and bad. Fredrika rides surely with fear towards some of the unknown situations, never allowing self pity to defeat her wonderful spirit despite some immense physical pain, saddle sores and bike problems. Fredrika overcomes the dangers of being a stranger in a strange land when crossing hostile borders. It is human kindness that shines through in those wonderful photos of the warm faces of the people. Frederika shows a typical bike rider’s attitude to get through, never giving up, something we can all learn from. Don’t let us forget this was a woman making an epic journey. Bless you Frederika. John Burr

United Kingdom United Kingdom

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