Kapp to Cape: Never Look Back: Race to the End of the Earth Paperback – 9 Feb 2017
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'A moment of self-realisation among the commuters on London Bridge triggers a selfless and enduring determination in Reza Pakravan, a city financier, to live his own life in a way that makes a positive difference to others. Kapp to Cape is the story of an epic journey of self-discovery, self-discipline and triumph against all the odds. It reveals the best of the human spirit and reminds us, yet again, that a life well-lived is never about the destination: it’s about the ride. '(Deborah Bull, CBE, dancer, writer and broadcaster)
‘An absolute page-turner about Reza’s courageous world-record bid. The inner journey is every bit as fascinating as the outer as he candidly shares his doubts, struggles, challenges and triumphs while navigating some of the world’s most cyclist-unfriendly regions and roads. Recommended!’(Roz Savage, world-record ocean rower and author of Rowing the Atlantic)
‘I am literally lost for words at the scale of this heroic achievement. To the benefit of his readers, Reza isn’t.’(Tim Moore, author of Gironimo!, You Are Awful (But I Like You) and French Revolutions)
‘It took me over a year to cycle to South Africa. Reza managed it in just 100 days – that is extraordinary.’(Alastair Humphreys, adventurer, author and motivational speaker)
'A thrilling and beautiful book. The journey that Reza undertakes – both physically and mentally – is astonishing.'(Ed Stafford, explorer)
‘A brilliantly candid, funny and thought-provoking escape to the wild. Through Reza’s unique cultural lens we are taken on the adventure of a lifetime, and left reflecting on our own sense of purpose and adventure.’(Mark Beaumont, author of The Man Who Cycled the World)
About the Author
Reza Pakravan is a traveller, adventurer and film-maker. He holds the Guinness World Record for crossing the Sahara desert by bicycle: his preferred mode of transport. He has also cycled the Annapurna Circuit, the length of the planet from Norway to South Africa, and through the Amazon rainforest along the Trans-Amazonian Highway. In 2012, he was listed amongst the world’s top 20 most seasoned travellers by Men’s Fitness magazine. Reza is a patron of NGO SEED Madagascar and has received a prestigious Lloyd’s Charity Award for his work building schools and fundraising for Malagasy children.
Charlie Carroll is the author of The Friendship Highway (Summersdale, 2014), No Fixed Abode (Summersdale, 2013) and On the Edge (Monday Books, 2010). He has written for The Guardian, The Big Issue and the Daily Mail, been featured in National Geographic, The Telegraph and The Times, has discussed his work on BBC Radio 5Live and various local radio stations, and has appeared at a number of literary festivals across the UK.
Top Customer Reviews
Why would you ride a bike across the globe when you can fly?
Why leave London city wages and risk your health & well being?
You understand and your understanding takes you across the globe, on a bike, with Reza and Steve on a roller coaster that has hot cold high low bullets malaria and a genuine sense of what a life can be when honesty and hard work combine with belief in better.
Treat yourself to Reza's epic journey from the comfort of your favourite chair.
A splendid read. Very now.
A factual documentary with the pull of an excellent fiction!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A compelling roller coaster of a ride - Reza's (& Steve's) story is inspiring as well as an easy and enjoyable read!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
What makes this book stand out from the plethora of adventure books out there is Reza's honesty & humility in recounting an incredible journey & achievement. Loved it!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Kapp to Cape is the true story of Reza Pakravan who after a sudden realisation one morning on London Bridge, decides he wants to live a different kind of life. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cate Frances
This book is written with a great honesty. It makes a great read for anyone's that's looking for some inspiration. Read morePublished 2 months ago by golriz
I highly recommend this to anyone. What an amazing read.
However, when reading this on your daily commute you may (at some points in the book) be tempted to turn around, go... Read more