Rob Penn is an author, journalist, TV presenter and cyclist. He’s ridden a bicycle most days of his adult life, in over fifty countries on five continents. In his late-twenties, he cycled round the world.
Rob’s latest book, The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees, has just been published by Particular Books / Penguin. It is the story of man’s relationship with the ash tree.
His last book, the bestselling It’s All About the Bike: the Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels (‘Gem of a book’ – Economist) is published by Penguin Press in the UK and Bloomsbury in the USA. The book has been translated into thirteen languages.
In September 2013, he cycled part of the Trans-Amazonian Highway with Freddie Flintoff, to make a documentary series for Sky TV (‘Briliant telly’ – The Times). His next venture with the ex-England cricket captain, Lord of the Fries was broadcast on Sky 1 in February and March 2015. The pair’s latest outing will be broadcast in February 2016.
As a journalist, Robert writes for the The Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, FT, Independent on Sunday and Conde Nast Traveller, as well as a host of cycling publications.