People powered, environmentally friendly, ultra-convenient and fully customisable – it’s no wonder up to two billion people around the world choose to saddle-up and pedal on the reg. Whether you’re a MAMIL, a fixster, a gutter-bunny commuter or a neighbourhood cruiser, if you ride a bike, you’re part of an ever-growing global treadlie community. Here are some books for the freewheelers.
From the author of the cult favourite Pro Cycling on $10 a Day and Ask a Pro, the story of one man’s quest to realize his childhood dream, and what happened when he actually did it.
What is it about mountains that cyclists love? Max Leonard uncovers the allure of the peaks – the pain, the glory, the sweat and the tears.
** Winner of the British Sports Book Awards 2014 New Writer of the Year ** The astonishing true story of the Rwandan Cycling Team
Paris-Roubaix, the toughest race in cycling, and one amateur's attempt to survive 'The Hell of the North'.
Seduced by the speed and glamour of the biggest annual sporting event in the world, and determined to tackle the most fearsome physical challenge outside classical mythology, Moore, the ultimate amateur, attempts to complete all 3,630km of the 2000 Tour in the weeks before the professionals set off.
The remarkable biography of a 1948 Olympic cycling champion who became a swashbuckling fortune-hunter in Columbia
A healthier nation. A safer nation. A human-friendly nation… Welcome to Bike Nation.
This fun and colorful board book introduces children to the joy of bike riding and bikes in many forms. There are big bikes, small bikes and extra tall bikes, and old bikes, new bikes and built-for-two bikes, and more!
Funny characters, humorous pictures, and an eco-friendly message with a text just right for the newest kindergarten reader.
AN EX-HEADMISTRESS, A BIKE, AND 12,000 MILES
The very best of the Guardian's popular bike blog
The Joy of Cycling is a collection of over 200 fun and inspirational quotes on the wonderfulness of riding a bike.
An inspirational and encouraging illustrated guide to the world of bicycles and cycling, with practical information on bike buying, riding, repairs, and maintenance.
Unlikely stories of survival, courage and upheaval in the aftermath of airline disasters.