Almost there….

TWA15 Pre-release leaflet

I’m sure I’ve written a blog with this title before though I think last time it referred to being close to reach Capetown at the end of an eipc African cycling adventure. This time it’s the book I’m talking about.

Having opted to self publish I’m currently battling with final deadlines, final edits and what the front cover will look like but I am pleased to say I’m getting there and the book should be ready this summer. It will be available in print and electronically and, consequently, you won’t need to be in the UK to get your hands on a copy!

This will be really exciting for me and I hope that in my own enthusiam you don’t get tired of my posts. I will let you know when it’s ready though!

If you do think you’ll be interested in reading it then do let me know on or comment on this post. It will spur me on even more as well as help me understand how many to print. I’ll do an initial order but it will also be availble as print on demand.

Thanks all
naoTWA15 Cover idea 3 (1)

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling June 6th 2019

On Thursday 6th June I will be speaking as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. Here are the details of my talk from the festival programme….it would be great to see lots of friendly faces and meet new folk too….

The world at 15mph(ish!)
In 2012 Naomi (a self-confessed non-athlete) set out on the cycle tour of a lifetime with a man she’d met just three times before.

Fuelled by stubbornness, determination and cake, the trip eventually totalled 32,000 km including Alpe d’huez,Cairo to Capetown, South East Asia, India and Nepal.

If you’re not sure you’re fit enough and need inspiration, simply want to hear more brutally honest tales of adventure or want to know what it’s like to take a touring bike with panniers over Thorong la pass in Nepal at 5416 m then do come along.

Tickets: Adult £11, Concession £9 Or Double bill with Jenny Tough – pushing boundaries Adult £18, Concession £16

The book is coming!

It’s been a long time since I posted to this blog having last written about ‘new starts’ and thinking about what John and I were both going to do next. That was 2016. Time rolls on and it’s far to say life has not been without its challenges since we finished our cycle tour. However, while I could write about that here I wouldn’t want to give away the last chapter of the book either!

I’d always said I wanted to write a book about our experiences and I’m really pleased to say it’s almost there. As I just complete the last few chapters and an external editor starts to go through my text, I’m working to get a book ready in June, either for, or just to follow my talk at Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. Venues and times are just being confirmed but if you are able and want to come then do keep the 6th June free.

I’ll post more details about the book and how you can get a copy but do feel free to get in touch if you just can’t wait…..