Dervla Murphy: Irish Writer Who Preferred Her Bike As She Traveled the World

From a New York Times obit by Richard Sandomir headlined “Dervla Murphy, Irish Travel Writer Who Preferred Her Bike, Dies at 90”:

For her 10th birthday, Dervla Murphy received a secondhand bicycle and an atlas. As she rode up a hill near her home that day in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, she thought that if she pedaled long enough, she could get to India.