Audience responses for Janapar, the film


Janapar Media Ltd Janapar A feature-length documentary and book, telling a true story of romance and adventure on the open road. SKU UPC Model

A poignant and uplifting film. The photography is amazing considering the circumstances, and the editing superb. This film is not just for the cycling

Sep 12, 2013 by Simon Thompson

A poignant and uplifting film. The photography is amazing considering the circumstances, and the editing superb. This film is not just for the cycling enthusiast, it has something for everyone; my parents raved about it and they haven’t seen a saddle since childhood.


A truly lovely, honest and interesting film. I saw this last weekend as the finale to the Adventure Film Festival in Dorset — couldn\‘t have asked fo

Aug 22, 2013 by Andrea

A truly lovely, honest and interesting film. I saw this last weekend as the finale to the Adventure Film Festival in Dorset — couldn\‘t have asked for a better end to a fantastic weekend, though trying to see to drive home through moist eyes was tricky! Had the added bonus of Tom sitting in front of us for the Omidvar Brothers screening too.

This is a travel film with a twist — I\‘ve been recommending it to everyone I know…


Janapar is much more than your typical travel/adventure film. It’s a coming of age story chronicling one man’s struggle to choose the best road i

Jun 04, 2013 by Amaya Williams

Janapar is much more than your typical travel/adventure film. It’s a coming of age story chronicling one man’s struggle to choose the best road in life.

Tom’s candid real-time narration gives an honest glimpse into the challenges faced by solo cycle tourers. He’s managed to capture decisive moments of his journey, holding nothing back.

The cinematography is at times spectacular, with sweeping shots of Tom slogging through the Sahara.
With her natural charm and beauty, it’s really Tenny that steals the show. Her determination and strength are inspirational.

Janapar is a great film to get you into the head of an adventurer. AND it’s a good old-fashioned love story with a happy ending.


4.9 5.0 39 39 A poignant and uplifting film. The photography is amazing considering the circumstances, and the editing superb. This film is not just for the cycling enthusiast, it has something Janapar

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Reader reviews for Janapar, the book


Janapar Media Ltd Janapar: Love on a Bike Sometimes the hardest part of a journey is knowing when it’s over. When twenty-three-year-old Tom Allen and his friends set off from their English village to cycle around the world, they were expecting physical hardship, extreme conditions and a serious case of culture shock. But the hours spent poring over maps could never have prepared them for the experience of life on the road: the petty squabbles, the extreme hospitality, the unexpected joys and dangers. And then Tom meets Tenny, a feisty Iranian-Armenian girl with dreams of her own, and hits a crossroad. Should he give up his grand plan for the girl he loves, or cycle off and risk missing out on the greatest adventure of them all? SKU UPC 978–0-9574956–0-9 Model

This book deserves to be read. The writer has a flair for giving the reader a true sense of what it’s like to be out there exploring the world and at

Jun 09, 2013 by alan baird

This book deserves to be read. The writer has a flair for giving the reader a true sense of what it’s like to be out there exploring the world and at the same time finding out what his place in it might be. It is well written and I recommend it to everyone who wants to widen their horizons.


A fantastic read. You see a man with a grand plan evolve and fight his battles as he progresses. It just shows you never know what will happen as life

Feb 10, 2013 by Howard

A fantastic read. You see a man with a grand plan evolve and fight his battles as he progresses. It just shows you never know what will happen as life goes on. Couldn’t put it down, you have to find out what happens next. Well done to Tom.


A surprising amount of introspection makes this book a really compelling read. You get to see the inner thoughts of Tom as he attempts to pedal around

Feb 06, 2013 by Anton

A surprising amount of introspection makes this book a really compelling read. You get to see the inner thoughts of Tom as he attempts to pedal around the world. He is ruthless with expressing his views, never really holding much back as he tries to explain what he’s thinking to the reader. This book has certainly engaged me and got me thinking much about what I want to do with my own life as well.


4.9 5.0 39 39 A poignant and uplifting film. The photography is amazing considering the circumstances, and the editing superb. This film is not just for the cycling enthusiast, it has something Janapar: Love on a Bike

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