From Crystal Palace to Red Square (Paperback)

A Hapless Biker's Road to Russia

By Kevin Turner

Veloce Publishing, 9781845846220, 160pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2014

List Price: 24.95*
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This hilarious travel guide follows critically acclaimed author Kevin Turner (Bonjour! Is This Italy? A Hapless Biker’s Guide to Europe) on another ill-thought out adventure, as he aims his heavily laden Kawasaki northwards towards the towering waterfalls of Norway. Waterfalls done, Turner heads east on a long and treacherous 1700km journey towards St. Petersburg, passing through Sweden and Finland on route. With his sights firmly set on the Nürburgring at the end of his journey, Turner then heads westwards, crossing most of Poland and much of Germany on the long ride home. The author’s observations and anecdotes transform this motorcycle guidebook into a laugh-a-minute page turner, which inspires and entertains in equal measure.

About the Author

Since passing his motorbike test nearly ten years ago, Kevin Turner has ridden far and wide across the UK and Europe, writing about his experiences for various websites and publications, including the industry-leading Motorcycle News. Past trips have taken Kevin from the Alps to the Pyrenees, from Rome to the beaches of Normandy ... although most conclude with a few laps of the N\u00fcrburgring, to which he is hopelessly addicted. A professional journalist, Kevin also writes regular review features, covering motorcycles, equipment, events, and kit. A spirit of adventure (and occasional recklessness), coupled with much self-deprecating humor, pervades his writing.

Praise For From Crystal Palace to Red Square: A Hapless Biker's Road to Russia

"A light-hearted recollection of a road trip, with tips, kit reviews and hand-drawn maps included." - British Dealer News

"a rollicking read ... This is simply entertainment and is every bit as inspiring as reading about a global odyssey, perhaps more so, as this can be everyone's achievable dream ... will provide a lovely evening's distraction and will probably make you think very differently about St Petersburg and Lithuania." - Overland

"Normally sequels do not have the same appeal as some of the things that made the original special are no longer there. But in this case, Turner has managed to do it again and create a real page turner that repeatedly puts a smile on your face time and time again ... Excellent." - Ian Kerr - Freelance