The last few months I’ve been slaving away in the office earning money for the next trip, Take On Asia. And in the evenings I’ve been slaving away on the laptop finishing the book on my earlier trip, Take On Africa. Finally, 10 months after typing the first sentence, the book Desert Snow is ready to print.

160,000 words have been written and 50,000 cut, leaving what I hope is a slick account of the journey and Africa. It has not been easy. Cramming two years of adventure into one book was challenging. There are so many things I wanted to write about. But the best thing is, this doesn’t have to be the only book I write. I feel I have only scraped the surface but it is a start, and I hope that if you read it, you’ll enjoy it.

More sweat and tears have gone into these 340 pages than into the 25,000 kilometres I cycled.

So, all that’s left to do now is to send the copy to the printers, get a proof and check it’s OK… and then put the big order in. I’ve finished work now, so it’s all book from now.

If you would like to pre-order the book (UK shipping only), I’ll send you out one of the first copies as soon as I receive it from the printers and I’ll sign it too (as long as I haven’t left for Russia with the bike, which is unlikely). Otherwise, you can sign-up to get an email when the book is available on Amazon.

See more about it and pre-order here.