Where There’s A Will: Hope, Grief and Endurance in a Cycle Race Across a Contine

Emily Chappell

ISBN: 9781788161510

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WOMEN’S CYCLING WRITER OF THE YEAR at the Women’s Cycling Awards 2020 ‘Chappell is a gifted storyteller’ – Observer In 2015 Emily Chappell embarked on a formidable new bike race: The Transcontinental. 4,000km across Europe, unassisted, in the shortest time possible. On her first attempt she made it only halfway, waking up suddenly on her back in a field, floored by the physical and mental exertion. A year later she entered the race again – and won. Where There’s a Will takes us into Emily Chappell’s race, grinding up mountain passes and charging down the other side; snatching twenty minutes’ sleep on the outskirts of a village before jumping back on the bike to surge ahead for another day; feeding in bursts and navigating on the go. We experience the crippling self-doubt of the ultra distance racer, the confusing intensity of winning and the desperation of losing a dear friend who understood all of this. Best Cycling Book chosen by Road

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Format Hardback
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Published 07/11/2019
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