Running with the Moon A Boy's Own Adventure Riding a


Running with the Moon A Boy's Own Adventure Riding a Motorbike Through Africa Jonny Bealby was devastated when his fiancee Melanie died unexpectedly while they were travelling in Kashmir Two years later still heartbroken and utterly disillusioned he took on the challenge of a lifetime Setting out with only his motorbike for company he began a daring and dangerous journey around the African continent in a desperate attempt to unearth some meaning in his life Bittersweet bold and beautifully told Running with the Moon is a tale of true love and loss of exploration adventure and courage

  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Running with the Moon A Boy's Own Adventure Riding a Motorbike Through Africa
  • Jonny Bealby
  • English
  • 24 November 2014
  • 9780099436652

About the Author: Jonny Bealby

Rock singer writer and travel entrepreneur Jonny Bealby has streetwise savvy and miles of travel under his belt His experiences have given him the ideal background for setting up Wild Frontiers the specialist award winning tour operator which takes small groups and tailor made clients to roads less travelled



10 thoughts on “Running with the Moon A Boy's Own Adventure Riding a Motorbike Through Africa

  1. says:

    This book was gripping couldn't put it down a definite 5 stars

  2. says:

    Tragic but beautiful book about someone trying to make peace with the past whilst testing themselves to the full Honestly and adventurously written Raw emotion and fantastic travelling tales

  3. says:

    A travel book boy rides motorcycle around Africa interspersed with flashbacks to the sudden death of his fiancee and their romance and no this is not a spoiler Sometimes too syrupy for words and sometimes truly interesting but often too little about the places he visits

  4. says:

    My favorite motorcycling adventure book by far Heartfelt and true it's bits of Africa flying by you as you thunder down that dirt road If you ever wanted to ride a motorcycle please pick this one up

  5. says:

    Probably my favourite non classic book When I finished the book I felt I had to know what happened next I didn't find the follow up uite as compelling but still worth a read

  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this book Being a rider myself I could understand his frustrations when the bike got stuck in mud Wonder how things are with him now?

  7. says:

    Bit of a slow burn to start with but ended up really enjoying this book about a man riding round Africa Nicely written and relatable

  8. says:

    Well a few pages in and already we've had gems like Zaire may have been in turmoil as no doubt were countless other African states but so what? As long as your trip's still on you don't care Then his first experience of African bureaucracy Jonny remember this is Africa learn patience I don't have time already for this crap and went to read this book because it's been on my shelf for years and I'm cleaning up There are than enough books about Africa by Africans for me to read instead shrug

  9. says:

    A solid addition to my work in progress motorcycle adventure libraryI must admit I didn't see the ending coming pleasant surprise there and a nice coda I may have skipped out the italicized relationship history sections although I'm sure others would like the book for those exact partsuite the feat for early 1990's Africa legendary even?uite enjoyed the book compare and contrast with Charlie Boorman and Ewen M's Long Way DownEnjoyed it which is what counts

  10. says:

    As someone whose long dormant adventure biking career was resurrected by the death of his wife I could strongly relate to this story It is told in a simple and self effacing fashion with good verbal imageryI tend to gauge adventure books by whether I think they would be of interest to someone who isn't an enthusiast in the discipline being described I think this book would be a worthwhile read even for someone who doesn't appreciate motorcycling It is a fascinating story

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