Geordie Stewart left his home and his job in the army and departed the UK in 2018 to begin a 14-month solo cycling adventure across Europe and Asia. Alone on a bike, he experienced freedom and isolation travelling across open deserts and through a vicious Siberian winter.
He travelled 13,000 miles and his account of the journey, A ROLLING STONE, was published in October 2020. This is not a story of the number of miles ridden. It’s about choosing an unfamiliar path which led him to discover and confront previously unknown truths. It’s a story of people met and insights gained, whether from friends in Europe, farmers in Kazakhstan or the police in rural China. It’s about the impact of feeling humbled, saddened, angry and amused on the road. Above all, it’s about what life is really like on a bike without a home: a rolling stone.
‘I haven’t come across a journey like this before. Choosing the unfamiliar path is risky but with that comes great insights and rewards. A Rolling Stone is a captivating insight into the mind of a solo traveller. A courageous and bold endeavour.’ – Sir Ranulph Fiennes
‘A true pioneer and an inspiration for tenacity and resilience.’ – Bear Grylls
‘An extraordinarily sensitive tale of the perils and pleasures of a gritty solo journey.’ – Robin Hanbury-Tenison
‘A fascinating adventure. This book is about taking the road less travelled, venturing into the unknown and coping with uncertainty.’ – Alastair Humphreys