Steven Primrose-Smith: Projects, Old and New

Amazon International Bestselling Travel Writer and Novelist

The Europe by Van Project

This is the project for the next three+ years. I have plans to research various areas of Europe for a series of planned books using a van this time. (It contains a bike too!) I'll be mostly based in the UK, Spain and France but a lot of what I'm able to do will be dictated by the outcome of Brexit. The van will also be the base for the micronation The Empire of Ataraxia. Why not join the Facebook group or follow me on Instagram? I'm europebyvanandbicycle.

The Europe by Bicycle Project (formerly UniCycle50) was the name of the cycling (and studying) project that resulted in my first book, No Place Like Home, Thank God. Over the course of three years I cycled 22,000 miles between 52 capital cities of Europe. I extended this project in 2018 while cycling through 39 areas of Europe that, in some way, want independence and then wrote Biking Broken Europe. I called the combined projects Europe by Bicycle. All future bike-based projects will be done under the banner of the associated Facebook group.

The Route Britannia Project was my tour during five months of 2016 cycling through every one of the 97 counties of mainland Britain. I had no predetermined route but moved from place to place based on suggestions I received from people on the road, friends, Facebook and cycling forums. I don't have an exact mileage - by cycle computer broke after a couple of weeks - but I estimate it to have been around 5,000 miles. Two books describe this trip - Route Britannia, the Journey South and the more recently released Route Britannia, the Journey North. For more information about the ride, please visit or Like the project's Facebook page.

The Ride and Seek 2015 Project

On 16th June 2015 I left Liverpool with a small team of fellow cyclists and attempted to reach Gibraltar surviving on only 1 a day with the hope that most of our food would come from fishing and foraging. The 3,400 mile route took us through Wales, south-west England, France, Spain and Portugal. The book of the adventure - Hungry for Miles - is available now. For more information, please visit or Like the project's Facebook page.

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