Robert Penn

Robert Penn rides a bicycle to get to work, sometimes for work, to keep fit, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, to stay sane, to savour the physical and emotional fellowship of riding with friends, to escape when the world is breaking his balls, for fun, occasionally to impress someone, to scare himself and to hear his boy laugh. He’s ridden a bicycle most days of his adult life, in over forty countries on five continents. In his late-twenties, he pedalled around the world.

Robert’s book It’s All About the Bike: the Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels was published by Particular Books in the UK, in July 2010. It was a Sunday Times bestseller on publication.

As a journalist, Robert writes for the Financial Times, The Observer and Conde Nast Traveller as well as a host of cycling publications.

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