Cycling is booming. But for people considering cycling for the first time, or perhaps coming back decades after having ridden as a child, the world of cycling can be daunting.
Bikes have changed. There are so many choices now and so much jargon.
How to Ride, Your Complete Guide to Bikes and Cycling is a book for beginners.
It aims to take them by the hand and lead them safely through the maze.
How to Ride starts with advice on basic bicycle terminology, and which type of bicycle is best for each person and use. Then it moves onto enlighten readers about safe cycling skills and habits. There are also chapters specifically dedicated to cycling for women, cycling with children, how to safely transport bikes in your car, basic maintenance, and more.
How to Ride is definitely not a book for the elite or for hard core racing cyclists, although there is a chapter briefly demystifying the various forms of cycle sport by answering questions such as how the placings of the Tour de France are determined and why those strange track cyclists play cat and mouse at the Olympics.
How to Ride is lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout. There are dozens of photos showing every conceivable type of bicycle and accessory, plus a several series of ‘how to’ photos to demonstrate safe cycling and other basic skills.