Cycling Home from Siberia
'It is late October, and the temperature is already --40C...My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.'In 2004 Rob Lilwall arrived in Siberia equipped only with a bike and a healthy dose of fear. CYCLING HOME FROM SIBERIA recounts his epic three and a half year, 30,000 mile journey back to England via the foreboding jungles of Papua New Guinea, an Australian cyclone and Afghanistan's war-torn Hindu Kush.A gripping story of endurance and adventure, this is also a spiritual journey giving a poignant insight into life on the road in some of the world's toughest corners.
'I'm not sure Rob Lilwall knows it, but he has penned a two-wheeled classic. I wanted to rise up singing and strap on my bicycle clips.' -- The Guardian 20090919 'Lilwall has a wonderful ability to inspire trust in his readers.' -- The Guardian 20090919 'Lilwall's story is a remarkable one ... enhanced by the fact that he has a writer's skill for conveying a sense of place.' -- The Sunday Telegraph 20090913 'A rite of passage adventure, full of thrills, excitement and endurance tests.' -- Irish Times 20090907
Rob Lilwall is a writer, adventurer, theology student and motivational speaker, who regularly transfixes audiences with tales from his 30,000 mile journey by bike from Siberia to England. Rob has written about his journey for magazines and journals worldwide. In 2004 Rob gave up his job as a geography teacher in London and set off around the world with nothing but a bike and a healthy dose of fear ... around 3 years later he arrived home, with some remarkable stories to tell.