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Bump, Bike & Baby

Mummy's Gone Adventure Racing

Moire O'Sullivan

Bump, Bike & Baby by Moire O'Sullivan

Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

In Bump, Bike & Baby, Moire O’Sullivan charts her journey from happy, carefree mountain runner to reluctant, stay-at-home mother of two. With her sights set on winning Ireland’s National Adventure Racing Series, she manages to maintain her post-natal sanity, and slowly learns to become a loving and occasionally functioning mum.

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912240067
Publication Date: 15/03/2018
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Moire O'Sullivan
Moire O'Sullivan is an accomplished mountain runner and adventure racer. In 2009, she became the first person to complete the Wicklow Round, a 100km circuit of Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains run...


‘A fun, light-hearted and insightful account of the challenges competitive mums are faced with.’

Liz Yelling

‘Honest, humorous and insightful: a must-read for mums who run.’

Sonia O'Sullivan

‘A winning journey through pregnancy, motherhood and mountains. You can't stop until you get to the end.’

Jasmin Paris

‘Bump, Bike and Baby is a hilarious account of her journey through pregnancy and as a new mother, all the while training for the Irish National Adventure Racing Series title. ’

Outsider Magazine

‘I really enjoyed the book. The honest account of how Moire dealt with coming to terms with becoming a reluctant mum is extremely brave... Brutally honest...’

Killary Gaelforce

‘Highly recommend this book, whether you are involved in sport or not, it’s a wonderful, honest, raw and eye opening read’

‘A refreshing, honest memoir on becoming a mom and not losing one’s identity as acompetitive racer.’

Booklist Online

‘An insightful, witty and honest account of her challenges in adventure racing and motherhood.’

Oliver Kirwan, Quest Adventure Series

‘Moire’s determination to get back to fitness while learning (and becoming) a loving mum is an excellent read. This book is packed to the brim with inspiration, success, failures.’

Killian Byrne, Outside the comfort zone

‘This is a book about how we can belong to different tribes: cyclist, mother, wife, sports champion; and the struggle to balance these identities.’

Dublin Cycling Campaign

‘I thoroughly recommend this book. It made me laugh, it made me wince but it also addresses important issues and it made me think... Ultimately it’s a story of perseverance, strength and self development all wrapped up with bringing two new little boys in to the world.’

Dr Juliet McGrattan

‘Enjoyable and lighthearted, yet honest and up-front – dealing with some difficult topics with insight and a good dose of humour.’

‘Moire gives us an insight usually lost in the fluffiness of Hallmark pregnancy.’

Niamh Griffin, Real Girl Sport

‘Honest and revealing...’

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