After two books under his belt relating his cycling journeys around Britain, Cockermouth’s Mike Carden returns to his backyard, the Lake District, for his latest book.
Mike Carden’s easy style of writing, with its built-in gentle humour and his eye for detail that many of us would easily miss, belies the fact that he (and his 20-year-old son) have undertaken a serious tour.
The nine-day ride is meticulously planned to take in every major mountain pass in the Lakeland National Park, including six from the book One Hundred Greatest Cycling Climbs.
Included are Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, and the 30 per cent Hardknott and Wrynose passes – enough challenging climbs to give even a TdF rider a good workout, let alone a 53-yearold with panniers.
Like many authors, Mike had difficulty finding a publisher, so he took on the task of teaching himself desk top publishing and web design and accomplished his aim of self-publication and a great job he has accomplished with both. Budding authors take note.
By Tim Wainwright
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