Travelling from Kapp to Cape – at Stanfords Bookshop
Editor Debbie Chapman raises a glass to a record-breaking bicycle adventure
Two weeks ago, we were enormously proud to publish Kapp to Cape: Race to the End of the Earth, the story of Reza Pakravan’s monumental bike ride from Nordkapp to Cape Town. And last week saw the launch of this fine book, fittingly held at one of the finest travel book shops in the world – Stanfords, Covent Garden.
Reza was introduced by his good friend and co-author, Charlie Carroll, who talked about what an honour it had been to work on the book, before Reza took to the stage. Talking to a bustling crowd in the gorgeous map-and-globe department of the store (a very apt setting!), Reza told three stories about the journey itself and the book’s inception, and gave personal thanks to the friends and family who had supported him on the adventure. Then there was just time for some mingling (helped along by some very pleasant wines) and for some lucky fans to have their books signed to round off the evening.
We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the launch, and was inspired to start planning their own grand adventure – let us know what trips you have in mind! For those who weren’t able to make it, keep your eyes peeled for future opportunities to catch Reza talking – you can follow Reza on Twitter @RezaPakravan or on his blog: rezapakravan.com. Kapp to Cape is available in all good bookshops now, and if you love the book as much as we do we’d be hugely grateful if you could leave a review on Amazon. We’d like to extend our thanks to Stanfords for being wonderful hosts, and to everyone who came to the event.