22,000 Miles is the distance Richard Seipp has ridden with his 15-year-old son Tom over the past ten years.
Starting out on their local trails in the Peak District when Tom was 5, they soon progressed to longer rides. As Tom grew, so did his ambitions – the Coast-to-Coast, the Strathpuffer 24-hour solo mountain bike race, multi-day bikepacking in the Scottish Highlands.
Having ridden the 1955 route of the Tour de France during the summer holidays when Tom was 12, they continued to push their limits – Everesting the infamous Kemmelberg cobbles in Belgium and then heading to North America to ride the 2,745-mile Tour Divide, which runs the length of the North American Continental Divide along the spine of the Rocky Mountains from Banff in Canada south to the Mexican border at Antelope Wells.
This book is their story in Rich’s words alongside his atmospheric photographs of his and Tom’s adventures. 22,000 Miles is the story of a father and son bonding over their combined love of adventure.