Cycling Bible : The Complete Guide For All Cyclists From Novice To Expert
The Cycling Bible is an essential reference for those new to cycling as well as the everyday rider, those riding for fitness or interested in road racing, as well as for mountain bike enthusiasts. From practical maintenance to safety and skills, it is a complete, user-friendly guide with step-by-step diagrams and helpful color photos, providing readers with all the knowledge they need to get the most out of their bike and their rides.
- Paperback | 356 pages
- 193.55 x 244.35 x 21.59mm | 62g
- 14 Jun 2011
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- Globe Pequot Press
- Old Saybrook, United States
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Whether you are new to cycling, riding for fitness, or interested in road racing or mountain biking, The Cycling Bible is an essential companion. Illustrated in color throughout, it covers everything from buying the right bike to entering your first race. Comprehensive step-by-step tutorials explain indispensible skills and techniques, and there is expert guidance on staying safe and maintaining fitness levels. A how-to section explains basic bicycle maintenance and demonstrates quick-fix repairs. The touring sectionrecommends some of the most enjoyable rides all over the world, including family- friendly routes, rides following the great road races, and those exploring the breathtaking scenery of the top mountain-biking meccas.
Winner of the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award, Instructional Category: "The title of Robin Barton's 350-page work couldn't be more apt: it is, indeed, a bible, covering all aspects of cycling from recreational riding to road racing to mountain biking. Nicely designed and filled with crisp, instructive color photographs, the Bible includes up-to-date information on equipment, step-by-step tutorials on cycling technique, sage advice on safety and fitness, helpful hints on maintenance and repairs, and great rides throughout the world."
About Robin Barton
Robin Barton is a London-based journalist specialising in travel, sport and fitness. He co-edited the Independent on Sunday's Sports Active section, focusing on cycling, and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines including the Independent, the Observer, What Mountain Bike and Wanderlust. He has also contributed to Fodor's and AA travel guides. An experienced cyclist, he's raced in Europe and mountain biked through North America.