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First Danny Bent cycled to Pakistan by bike, now he returns by book
Tri-athlete Danny Bent cycled through Pakistan to India on a 10,000 mile trip to benefit a women's project sponsored by ActionAid. The book - 'You've Gone Too Far This Time, Sir!' - is now US Amazon #1 for books about travelling to Pakistan.
By: Night Publishing
Having lectured his pupils for a year on the environmental unfriendliness of aeroplanes, he was put on an uncomfortable spot when one of them innocently inquired how he was getting there. A few seconds later he had no choice but to declare that he would be cycling there, which indeed he did, all 10,000 miles between London and Chembakolli.
On the way, he passed through Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Central Asia former-Soviet Republics and China, but the most exhilarating section of the book was when he crossed Pakistan, a country he clearly fell in love with, ending up dancing to entertain a packed crowd at the National 'No Rules' Final held in Gilgit between the Northern Scouts and Chitrali.
Danny finally arrived in Chembakolli after visiting the ActionAid project in Mumbai to support women's business start-ups which he had helped fund with the money he had raised on the trip. On finally returning to London Heathrow after his teaching stint, he was greeted by Sarah, Duchess of York, who happened to land there at the same time as he did, and who kindly promised to write a foreward to Danny's book when it came out.
The title of the book, 'You've Gone Too Far This Time, Sir!', is based on a repeated admonition from a young girl in Danny's class at his antics even before he declared he was cycling out to India – including blowing the roof off his science classroom.
It is currently US Amazon #1 for books about travelling to Pakistan, so perhaps Danny Bent is returning to Pakistan some of the pleasure he so evidently gained from the country while he was there.
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