A LUBENHAM man who began writing while recuperating from a serious motorcycle crash has released his first novel.
Vintage Triumph and Harley Davidson sidecar enthusiast David Sykes was injured in a crash during a race at Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park racing circuit about three and a half years ago.
The plumber was a published poet but decided to have a go at writing a novel during his recuperation.
The result is the fast-paced adventure story ‘Out of Time’.
The novel tells the story of a British Parachute Regiment sergeant and a US Marines lieutenant tasked to locate and buy a stolen historic racying motorcycle hidden in Iraq in the days after the second Gulf War.
Mr Sykes (58), who is originally from Yorkshire, described the book as ‘escapist fiction’ with humour and adventure.
“It’s Blackadder meets Clive Cussler,” said Mr Sykes.
It is being sold at The Sugar Loaf pub, in High Street, Harborough, with a third of the profits from each book going to Help For Heroes.
Priced £7.99, the book is also available on Amazon Kindle and from Quinns Bookshop, off High Street, Harborough.