My new book, 'The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees' was published by Norton in the USA in July 2015. It was BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' in the UK; it was also shortlisted for the IBW Book Award 2016.
My last book 'It's All About the Bike: the Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels' ('Gem of a book' - Economist) was a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK. It has been translated into 14 languages.
I presented the BBC4/2 documentary 'Ride of My Life: the Story of the Bicycle' ('A journey into the mindset of a bike obsessive... charming to watch' - Independent) and the BBC Four series 'Tales from the Wild Wood' ('an understated gem' - Independent). I cycled the Trans-Amazonian Highway with Freddie Flintoff to make 'Road to Nowhere', broadcast on Sky 1 in 2014 ('Brilliant telly' - The Times). My latest TV adventure involves travelling round Britain in a fish and chip van.
I am patron of the Small Woods Association (http://smallwoods.org.uk) and Media Associate at the Sylva Foundation (http://sylva.org.uk) - two excellent organisations doing much to improve our woodland culture in Britain.
As a journalist, I write for The Guardian, Observer, FT and Sunday Times, as well as a host of cycling and woodland publications.
I have ridden a bicycle most days of my adult life, in over forty countries on five continents. In my late-twenties, I gave up a career and pedalled around the world but I can't remember why.
I am a director of the cycle holiday company Bikecation: www.bikecation.co.uk.
I live in the Black Mountains, South Wales with my wife, three children, two spaniels and a collection of axes.