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In 2008 Sean Conway set off on a 1,000 mile bike ride that would shape the next 10 years of his life, as he became obsessed with the idea of becoming a real ultra cyclist. This is his story, how he tried and failed many times to break a cycling world record, and the story about his final world record attempt, cycling 4,000 miles across Europe. Sean nearly gave up on his dream after tragically losing two of his ultra cycling friends, but decided to continue in their honor with his quest to chase big miles on two wheels. Sean looks back at some of his cycling heroes and heroines and the boom in ultra cycling over the last decade.

©2019 Sean Conway (P)2019 Sean Conway

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A gripping read of a true Big Mile cyclist.

Loved it, Sean reads it really well and tells his remarking tale fantastically. Inspirational!

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Excellent

I loved the fact the story was read by the author, only they can put the enthusiasm, sadness and joy they experienced into the story. It would be nice to hear more cycling tales from Sean, even if it is just Sean's cycling diaries.

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  • 02-10-20

So easy to listen

Sean is an extraordinary person, with such a down to earth outlook. This book is well written and so easy to listen to Sean narrate. A definite recommendation :)

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Great story and very inspiring. Well done Shaun.

Loved listening to this big adventure. Hopefully one day I could get out and push the limits.

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Brilliant story, well worth a listen.

Absolutely loved it. Finished it in one day. Written and told so well. Truly inspiring.

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Great book. Such an interesting listen

Great book and even better story. I've read all his over books and I wasn't disappointed at all (again) Sean reads it great and keeps you hooked on his adventures.

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Inspiring

Read so well by the author, can't write too much as need to get my bike out

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brillaint

listened to this audio book on the 6 hour car journey and loved every minute of it! sounds like it was a grueling adventure youve had over the last 10 years!

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Swift read

Sean is very engaging and inspirational with his down to earth views on what a normal person can achieve when they set their mind to it. A great read.

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Amazing!

During a bleak and miserable lockdown, this book brought so much joy and adventure. Absolutely loved it! Only wish it was longer. Definitely a plus that Sean narrates it himself. I don’t even like cycling!

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  • 08-08-19

Sean Conway inspires the “Big Mile” Athlete in all of us

Purely inspirational - I wanted to hop on my bike the whole time I was listening. Can’t wait to put some of Sean’s insights to work on my future bikepacking adventures!

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  • Steven Priefer
  • 02-08-20

Great book when on an a road trip.

Sean’s stories kept me wanting to hear more. I loved hearing about the high and lows of each day on the road, imagining myself exactly where he was, except Russian roads, yikes. My favorite supporting character was Pedro. Congrats to Sean on this great achievement, the ride and the book.

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  • William Fitzgerald
  • 30-01-20

Great Story

I'm a life long cyclist who is just now getting interested in the idea of endurance cycling... or "Big Mile Cycling". This was a great listen, will probably give it another listen soon.

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  • Greg Fisher
  • 26-11-19

Excellent

Great book with wonderful stories plus excellent tips for those embarking on endurance cycling events. The narration is superb - a really enjoyable South African accent.

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  • Wikus Hanekom
  • 17-10-19

Lekker!!!

Really enjoyed the story, the back stories and the history! Thanks for being a good story teller Sean!

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