The (im)possible dream?

What if you spent your entire life training for one special moment only to see that moment disappear in a heartbeat? Joey Evans was passionate about riding a motorbike from a very young age. He had overcome numerous obstacles (including a horrific accident which involved 10 years of recovery) to participate in his one big moment – the 2017 Dakar Rally.

However, during the intense race, his motorbike was crushed and so were his hopes of finishing. From Para to Dakar is Evans’s journey from a little boy on his BMX to a champion motorcyclist, racing to complete one of the toughest sporting events in the motorbike world.

The novel reads more like a work of fiction than a biography: its descriptions are so evocative that you’ll feel as if you yourself were standing next to the dusty road, looking down at your crushed motorbike and shattered dreams. You don’t need to be a fan of motorbikes to relish From Para to Dakar – put it on your bedside table or Christmas list.

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