The Best Birthday Bike (Flying Fergus #1)
|Author:||Chris Hoy; Clare Elsom (Illustrator)|
Fergus Hamilton, a boy who always dreams big, gets a rusty old bike for his ninth birthday from his mum and granddad. It's not the flashy Sullivan Swift he'd longed for - but when it's all cleaned up and he takes it for a test run, he discovers something amazing. When the pedals turn backwards, Fergus and his dog, Chimp, are magically transported to Nevermore, a land where cycling is banned by the wicked King Woebegot. He meets the ever enthusiastic Princess Lily, has an amazing adventure bunny-hopping on his bike over the Swamp of Certain Death and outwitting the Knights of No-Nonsense and their Hounds of Horribleness, and lands back in the real world with a bump. Fergus still has to complete the time trial to join the local cycling team though - can Grandpa Herc and his best friend Daisy help him realise that he doesn't need magic to succeed, and that hard work, a bit of patience and some help from his friends can do the trick?
A fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure series from Sir Chris Hoy
It is an inspiring tale: a young boy gets on his new bike and - determined to be the best - pedals to glory. Scottish Mail on Sunday
Sir Chris Hoy Sir Chris Hoy MBE was born and raised in Edinburgh. He raced BMX until he was 14. Chris won his first world medal in 1999 - a silver in the Team Sprint - and has won 11 world and two Commonwealth titles to date. Chris won his first Olympic gold medal in Athens in 2004 and went on to win three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. In 2012 at his home Olympic Games in London, Chris won his fifth and sixth gold medals- in the Keirin and Team Sprint- becoming Great Britain's most successful Olympic athlete of all time with six gold medals and one silver. Chris was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2008 and awarded a Knighthood in 2009. Follow Chris at www.chrishoy.com or on Twitter: @chrishoy Joanna Nadin Joanna Nadin is the author of more than 30 books for children and young people. She has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and is a former broadcast journalist and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister. She lives in Bath. Follow Joanna at www.joannanadin.com on Twitter: @joannanadin