Emily Chappell studied at Cambridge and SOAS, and since 2008 has worked as a cycle courier in London. In 2011 she set off to cycle round the world, and so far has covered Europe, Asia and Alaska.
Emily’s work has featured in The Guardian, The Ride Journal, Boneshaker, Oh Comely and Coven Magazine, and in 2012 she won Travel Blogger of the Year at the British Travel Press Awards, and a Jupiter’s Traveller Award from the Ted Simon Foundation.
Emily’s first book, Unburdened, which recounts Emily’s experiences as a cycle courier in London: from the early days of frustration and exhaustion, to Emily’s discovery of the private pain and private pleasures of courier life, to the moments of fear, discomfort, boredom, indignation and occasional transcendent joy. Unburdened will be published by Guardian Faber on 4th February 2016.
Pre-order Unburdened here.
When your axle breaks 20 minutes into a ride but your brother's a bike mechanic and lives nearby. pic.twitter.com/i6g2vkXJ4V
Post-ride malt loaf and a little envy-session of everyone else's rides on Instagram, having… instagram.com/p/6-R0tkqq94/