Where There's a Will

Where There's a Will Hope, Grief and Endurance in a Cycle Race Across a Continent

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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year Non-Fiction Award 2020 'Chappell is a gifted storyteller' - Observer In 2015 Emily Chappell embarked on a formidable new bike race: The Transcontinental. 4,000km across Europe, unassisted, in the shortest time possible. On her first attempt she made it only halfway, waking up suddenly on her back in a field, floored by the physical and mental exertion. A year later she entered the race again - and won. Where There's a Will takes us into Emily Chappell's race, grinding up mountain passes and charging down the other side; snatching twenty minutes' sleep on the outskirts of a village before jumping back on the bike to surge ahead for another day; feeding in bursts and navigating on the go. We experience the crippling self-doubt of the ultra distance racer, the confusing intensity of winning and the desperation of losing a dear friend who understood all of this.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788161527
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Pursuit Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.6092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2365
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 250g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 21mm