Mike Carden con A Lake District Grand Tour: Pedalling through Lakeland: The Challenge, The History, The Wildlife, The Scones (English Edition)
"For the armchair adventurer, cycling the Lakes with Mike is an enlightening experience," according to the North West Evening Mail.
In ‘A Lake District Grand Tour’, Mike's third book, he visits all the lakes of Lakeland, pokes into its most distant corners, and cycles over every mountain pass (well, he attempts to).
Cumbria Life magazine writes that the book is "relaxed and chatty with a ready wit,” and The Cumbria Magazine speaks of "a sense of humour in abundance."
As Mike rides, he tells the story of Lakeland. He sees where poets wrote and climbers climbed, he tells of ‘oond trailin’ and fell-racing, and he hunts for golden eagles and elusive ring ouzels.
With his twenty-year-old son alongside him on the ride (actually more often ahead of him, disappearing up a hill) and sharing his sense of humour, Mike’s is a story of Challenge, History, Wildlife and Scones, though not entirely in that order.
As Arrivee magazine says, "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." Join him on A Grand Tour of the Lake District.