Hope, Grief and Endurance in a Cycle Race Across a Continent
In 2015, Athlete, cyclist and writer Emily Chappell cycled 4,000km across Europe. In her new book “Where There’s a Will”, she tells her story, and we were lucky enough to produce it!
“On her first attempt she made it only halfway, waking up suddenly on her back in a field, floored by the physical and mental exertion. A year later she entered the race again – and won.”
“Where There’s a Will takes us into Emily Chappell’s race, grinding up mountain passes and charging down the other side; snatching twenty minutes’ sleep on the outskirts of a village before jumping back on the bike to surge ahead for another day; feeding in bursts and navigating on the go.
We experience the crippling self-doubt of the ultra distance racer, the confusing intensity of winning and the desperation of losing a dear friend who understood all of this. “