By Bella Bathurst
A rip-roaring narrative social gathering of the twenty first century's nice shipping good fortune tale: the bicycle. thousands people now cycle, a few obsessively, and this excellent concoction of heritage, anecdote, event and lycra-clad pedalling is the precise learn for two-wheelers of all kinds.
'At final -- a bicycle e-book for the remainder of us.... A ebook for one of these bike owner who likes biking and interpreting and stories.' Guardian
Two wheels. A body. pedals. What might be less complicated than a bicycle?
And but the motorcycle maintains to motivate a passionate following. because the millennium its use in Britain has doubled, after which doubled back. hundreds of thousands now cycle to paintings, with progressively more taking it up each day.
Acclaimed writer Bella Bathurst takes us on a trip via cycling's top tales and strangest incarnations, from the bicycle as a weapon of struggle to the key lifetime of couriers and the alchemy of framebuilding. With a forged of characters together with the lady who watercycled around the Channel, the fellow who raced India's Deccan Queen educate and several other of today's most sensible cyclists, she deals us a brilliantly attractive portrait of cycling's prior, current and world-conquering destiny.