As Russia came to terms with the loss of its former USSR satellites and Russians learned to deal with new ideas such as freedom of action and expression, a small group of cyclists – from Britain, Australia and Russia itself – made its way across this huge country.
‘Riding into the Sunrise’ is the story of their journey, the Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition. 8304 miles through steppe, mountains, forest and swamp, spurred on by mental and physical will power, curiosity and a tremendous sense of adventure. As they headed east, the generosity of the people they met in the city tower blocks and village cabins kept their spirits high and after five months of cycling, as they reached Vladivostok, it seemed they had conquered the great Red Bear. Or had they…?
59 black and white photographs and 8 maps help bring the story to life.
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