Author(s): Robin Barton
Whether you are a novice, a mountain-bike enthusiast, a competitive cyclist or one who rides for fitness or pleasure, this book provides all you need to know to get the best out of your bike. Beginning with the anatomy of the bicycle, it explains what to look for when buying a bike so that you get the right one for you, whether it be a folding bike, tandem, electric bike, track bike or BMX. There's plenty of information on the right kit - for women as well as men - and clear explanations to help you tackle maintenance and repair jobs with confidence. The basic principles of riding, negotiating cities and riding off-road are explained, and it also covers how to ride safely and comfortably. For all those who want to take their cycling further, there's information on competitive riding and training, and even a stunning international touring section packed full of recommended rides in breathtaking locations. Fun, inspiring, beautifully illustrated and easy to use, The Cycling Bible is the perfect companion for riders of every level, whatever they want from their bike.
The author is a very experienced cycling writer and writes in a lively, accessible and authoritative style Full-colour photos and diagrams make this an attractive and user-friendly book A perfect book for beginners covering all the basics, this is also a great book for more experienced riders wanting to take their cycling to the next level Will appeal to the ever-increasing quantity of people using bikes for pleasure, commuting and competition
Robin Barton, a London-based journalist and experienced cyclist, co-edited the Independent on Sunday's Sports Active section and is a regular contributor to the Independent, the Observer, What Mountain Bike and Wanderlust.
1. history 2. the bike 3. the kit 4. technique and safety 5. fitness 6. racing 7. touring 8. maintenance glossary further information index