Mud, Sweat and Gears: Cycling From Land's End to John O'Groats (via the Pub)

  • by Ellie Bennett
  • Narrated by Nicola MacKenzie
  • 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As Ellie’s 50th birthday approaches and her ambitions of a steady income, a successful career and an ascent of Everest seem as far away as ever, she begins to doubt she’s capable of achieving anything at all. So when her best friend Mick suggests a gruelling cycle ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats, she takes up the challenge. They opt for the scenic route which takes them along cycle paths, towpaths and the back roads and byways of Britain, unable to resist sampling local beers in the pubs they pass along the way.
But as the pints start to stack up faster than the miles they’re putting under their tyres, Ellie wonders if they’ll ever make it to the finishing line....


What the Critics Say

"Nicola MacKenzie lends a variety of intonations - frustration, anger, and satisfaction - all of which pals Ellie and Mick encounter along the way. MacKenzie's voice keeps a steady pace along the duo's journey - one that blends historical facts in an irreverent travel story." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

What a shame.

This is a subject dear to my heart, and I feel exactly as another reviewer did: I love cycling and beer, but this was utterly ruined by the narration. Find another reader and this could be a best seller, as it is, it's as tedious a slog as some of the hills mentioned in the book.
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- Hoopers Oak

Cyclist or listener - who became more weary?

Content is quite informative and entertaining but the delivery is so painful that I was unable to finish listening to the book. The narrator seems to thing the listener is aged 7 listening to a bedtime story. Pity as beer and cycling are two of my main interests!
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- christine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-09-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios