Moods of Future Joys by Alastair Humphreys
At the age of 24, Alastair Humphreys set off to try to cycle round the world.
By the time he arrived back home, four years later, he had ridden 46,000 miles across five continents on a tiny budget of just £7,000. Moods of Future Joys is the story of the first stage of this epic journey.
Struggling with the enormity of the challenge he had set himself, Humphreys recounts the hardships of the expedition with great honesty.
His ride through Europe, a turbulent Middle East and down Africa is buoyed by the kindness of strangers and the thrill of the freedom of the open road.
With a true storyteller’s flair, Al takes us along to meet the challenges, the obstacles and the wonderful, often warm and generous, people on the way.