Different Parts of Everywhere

No Wrong Turns

No Wrong Turns

When Chris Pountney pedals away from the Eiffel Tower he is doing more than just going for a bike ride. It is the start of an ambitious attempt to circumnavigate the planet using only his bicycle and boats. With a list of seven challenges to guide him (but no map), he heads east towards Asia and Australia. The Sydney Opera House is his goal.

The story follows Chris as he tackles snowy mountain passes in Turkey, wades across rivers in Tajikistan, eats strange cheeses in Mongolia, and meets with incredible kindness just about everywhere he goes. He lives a simple life on a small budget, sleeps in a tent, talks to his bike, consumes a really unbelievable number of biscuits, and all the time stubbornly refuses to have anything whatsoever to do with motor vehicles (or escalators).

But can he overcome all of the visa deadlines, the breakdowns, the awful roads, the headwinds, the kangaroos, and the frequent danger of being distracted by members of the opposite sex, to successfully pedal all of the way to Sydney?


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Production costs restricted my use of photos within the book, so I have set up a series of online photo albums. These are intended to complement the book. Click here to see the photos.