Shares long-distance cycling adventures in this highly entertaining and personal story. Blends the love of cycling with engaging accounts of people and places encountered. Explains the history and growth of the iconic Bianchi bicycle brand. On his third birthday, Mark was given a tricycle. Thus began a lifelong journey pedalling everywhere he could. In his teens Mark discovered the joys of long-distance cycling and the freedom a Bianchi bicycle could provide. Nowadays he rides around 15,000 miles each year with his Bianchi family. Passione Celesteis the story of some of Mark's recent rides, including a 1,000 mile tour from Land's End to John O'Groats as well as tours in Italy and the Pyrenees. At the heart of Mark's story is his love affair with his family of Bianchi bikes. Passione Celestetakes a look at the history and growth of Bianchi and explains why the bikes have acquired a unique place in cycling around the world. It is about the places he visited, the stories he discovered there and the interesting characters he met along the way. Mark's story gets inside Bianchi's DNA giving it a new and unique perspective. That is the Passione Celeste of this engaging and entertaining love story.
CAPTAIN CENTURY’S AMERICAN BIANCHI BICYCLE DIARIES
Author: Mark Pritchard
Pubpsher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
Mark Pritchard has spent much of his life riding his beloved Bianchi bicycles around Britain and Europe. In May 2018 he achieved a lifetime ambition when he left the UK to cycle 3,400 miles across the USA to Boston. Over the six weeks of his tour he learnt a lot about this great country and its people. Can I Tell You Something? is the story of the places he visited, the history and culture he discovered and the people he met and rode with along the way. Mark’s view from the saddle provides a unique insight into America and its people, as he travels from the hustle and bustle of the West Coast through the harsh arid deserts and into the vast agricultural landscapes of the Midwest and on to the tranquillity of rural upstate New England, Mark gets to the very heart of this country and its people. This is not just a cycling tour however, it is also a story of a romance that grew and continued after Mark arrived in Boston. Taken from his diaries written from the tour, Can I Tell You Something? is a chronicle of a fantastic journey and a love letter to the very special person that he met on the road.
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