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Riding with giants : my struggles with modern capitalism, the lessons from children and the joys of cycling fast / Peter Holmes à Court.

Riding with giants : my struggles with modern capitalism, the lessons from children and the joys of cycling fast / Peter Holmes à Court.
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ISBN 9780670077946 (paperback)
Author Holmes à Court, Peter author.
Title Riding with giants : my struggles with modern capitalism, the lessons from children and the joys of cycling fast / Peter Holmes à Court.
Publisher/Date North Sydney, NSW : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2020.
©2020
Pagination etc. 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary Note 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.
Subject - Name Holmes à Court, Peter
Subject Businessmen -- Australia -- Biography
Bicycles -- Design and construction
Bicycle racing -- France
Autobiographies.
Shelf Location 338.092 HOLM
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