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Book club freewheels into Captain Cook coincidence

Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 18.32.15A BORO book club is using the Tour de Yorkshire as inspiration for its next read – and has stumbled across a bizarrely relevant book.

The BSK Book Club will meet at the Twisted Lip in Middlesbrough from 6.45pm on Wednesday, April 6 to discuss Lone Traveller: One Woman, Two Wheels and the World by Anne Mustoe.

The group decided at their previous meeting to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire in Middlesbrough by next reading a book with a cycling theme.

And a quick search online threw up Lone Traveller, which is not just about cycling but also uses Captain James Cook’s journey to Australia and Indonesia as inspiration.

The third day of the Tour de Yorkshire, on Sunday, May 1, has been billed as the ‘Captain Cook’ stage due to it starting in his hometown of Middlesbrough and going through other towns and villages the explorer is synonymous with.

BSK Book Club organiser Yaffa Phillips, who is also part of Middlesbrough Council’s Tour de Yorkshire team, said: “The coincidence is too perfect with Middlesbrough being the start of the Captain Cook stage.

“The club reads fiction usually, with the occasional non-fiction thrown in. We always welcome new members and people can come along whether they have read the book or not and for this cycling special we will also have a guest speaker.”

Author and keen cyclist Simon Coates is guest speaker and will share his passion for cycling and a cycling-themed story.

The BSK Book Club was founded at the Baker Street Kitchen in December 2013 and has been meeting monthly ever since. Meetings now take place in The Twisted Lip on Baker Street in Middlesbrough.

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