“Cycling from one end of the country to the other was my idea.... John was fairly easy to persuade.”
For those who don't want fiction, but want real life comedy, this is the book for you. The real story behind the fictional "Ten Bodies, Two Bikes and a Boil", “I will stand in my house forever” tells the tale as it actually happened.
Much of the text is the same as “Ten bodies”, but without the darker fictional inserts. “I will stand” also includes the missing final two chapters of what actually happened. “I will stand in my house forever” also includes the daily maps, road and traffic conditions as well as the contour of the route. Buy the book....
I Will Stand in My House Forever
Ten Bodies, Two Bikes and a Boil
A dark comedy based on the true story of one man’s quest for immortality. Matthew Moore has received the worst news of his life – he only has one year to live, and he wants to do something he can finally be proud of.
Ten Bodies, Two Bikes and a Boil follows the diary of one man as he cycles the length of the country, from Lands End to John O’Groats, dragging his father-in-law; his Bike Buddy, with him. A man who is grumpy, overweight, unfit, with knackered knees and high blood pressure. A man more likely to die than succeed.
This book is a must read for anyone who has already cycled, or is contemplating the challenge and includes daily maps, road and traffic conditions as well as the contour of the route. Buy the book....
Endurance Bunny and the Small Shrivelled Organ
Matthew Moore returns from his epic cycle journey craving more. Endurance Bunny is an epic tale of one man’s continual drive to survive as he heads into surgery and then undertakes to cycle from St David’s Head in Wales to Lowestoft in Suffolk.
His new cycling partner; Endurance Bunny - is a completely different beast entirely. A man who is physically fit, primed to perfection, who runs a marathon before breakfast and chops down trees with his bare hands.
Flipping between the diary of their cycle journey and his impending surgical doom, Moore is forced to watch his superhuman colleague make everything look easy.
With no previous touring experience, in 2001, Chris and John took on the serious challenge of cycling over 1,100 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising a great deal of money for charity along the way. This website captures some key lessons, thoughts and tales which might help others who are, foolishly, considering doing the same!