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Riding With Giants
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Title:
Riding With Giants
Written by:
Peter Holmes à Court 
Read by:
Peter Holmes à Court 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
10 
Duration:
12 hours 10 minutes 
Published:
January 21 2020 
Available Date:
January 21 2020 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9780655651673 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Biography; Science & Technology; Sport 
Publisher:
Bolinda/Penguin Audio Australia 
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This is one man's compelling, informative and funny story about the wisdom of children, the nature of work today, and the science of bicycles.

In 2011, international businessman Peter Holmes à Court left the executive world and found himself living deep in rural France with only his seven-year-old twin girls for company. Peter was struggling as a single father in a foreign country – unsettled by the sudden move away from a traditional job and completely baffled by the society around him. His only plan: to ride L'Etape du Tour, the challenging amateur leg of the Tour de France. In an effort to find some new friends in the community – and a bike for the race – he discovered the region's small bicycle factory. He was soon spending his days there: meeting the locals and learning about the rich traditions of artisan craftsmanship. Trying to enjoy the simple things and become a better father, Peter slowed down and started to reflect seriously on history, industry and the structure of our modern economy. He and his daughters finally began to put down roots and understand the beauty and calm of a small-scale existence – and a very different approach to excellence and the well-lived life. This is one man's compelling, informative and funny story about the wisdom of children, the nature of work today and the science of bicycles.