Hello and welcome to my author site.
In 2009 I broke a world record for cycling around the world, and am still working on not being defined by only this feat. The story of that world record is contained in my first book, Life Cycles (2014, John Blake Books), while a second book, Messengers (Arcadia, 2016) tells the story of my time as a bicycle courier in the city of London.
I like to think of Life Cycles as a roadside view of the world and its people, by bicycle. Messengers is a similar attempt at writing a bicycle-eye view of view of life in a low-pay job in a modern city.
My most recent book, Interstate (Arcadia, 2016) is an account of US roadside politics, as encountered during a 2013 hitchhike between New York and San Francisco.
The books are available online, but I always recommend buying through a local bookshop.
Away from book projects, I write copy for organisations, projects and ideas that I like. I am often involved in documentaries, journalism and campaigns work as well as doing some guest speaking.
I continue to travel as part of film or writing projects. A few other book projects, one about Turkish politics, have been agreed or discussed and are waiting in the pipeline.