Where There's A Will: Hope, Grief and Endurance in a Cycle Race Across a Continent

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**Shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year Non-Fiction Award 2020**

Emily Chappell's story of transformation into a cross-continental bike racer, pushing the limits of her endurance.

In 2015 Emily Chappell embarked on a formidable new bike race: The Transcontinental. 4,000km across Europe, unassisted, in the shortest time possible. 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.
 
Author: Emily Chappell
 
Paperback Published January 2021 288 pages
 
'Chappell is a gifted storyteller.'Observer

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