Little, Brown buys extreme cycling book by Jones

Little, Brown buys extreme cycling book by Jones

Little, Brown has bought the rights to a book by Paul Jones on intrepid cyclists who have ridden the length of Britain.

Publisher Richard Beswick bought UK and Commonwealth rights from James Spackman at the bks Agency. End to End will be published in January 2021.

The publisher explained: “From a pair of intrepid Victorians on penny farthings ‘doing the diagonal' to Michael Broadwith’s recent successful attempt (43 hours, 25 minutes 13 secs), the key figures in the history of this most extreme of cycling challenges appear either in the form of unearthed historical accounts or in first-hand interviews.

“In the same way that Richard Askwith’s Feet in the Clouds evoked the pure essence of fell running, End to End will blend personal experience, reportage and mythmaking, as Paul Jones undertakes the gruelling challenge himself , and bringing him into contact with the landscapes, the communities and the characters that explain Britain’s cycling heritage.”