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See below for a selection of the latest books from Cycling category. Presented with a red border are the Cycling books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Cycling books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Bike London

Bike London

Author: Charlie Allenby Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2021

Bike London is the definitive guide to cycling in the UK's capital. The cycling culture in London is constantly evolving and this book offers an indispensable resource for the city's bike users - whether they're weather-hardened commuters who ride in all conditions or summer daytrippers looking to explore. This book covers all things two-wheeled, from local cycle shops and essential cafe stops, to ideas for routes and events that will appeal to all breeds of bike lover. More than a mere directory, Bike London speaks to important players in the city's cycling community, while also looking back and offering interesting facts and snippets of information from London's 100-year-plus love affair with the bicycle. As London embraces a greener future, this book is a timely resource that will help you put words into action. Each chapter is categorised by theme: Local Bike Shops, Cycling Clubs, Cycling Events, Cycling Locations, Cycling Routes, Cycling Equipment, Cycling Apparel, Cycling Cafes, Cycle Hire and Iconic London Cyclists. Throughout, Bike London will also feature profiles of some of the great and the good of London cycling, from Bradley Wiggins and Paul Smith to Tahnee Seagrave, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Maurice Burton and Jeremy Vine. Also in the series: Vinyl London ISBN 9781788840156 London Peculiars ISBN 9781851499182 Art London ISBN 9781788840385 Rock 'n' Roll London ISBN 9781788840163

The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Getting Lean and Fuelling the Machine

The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Getting Lean and Fuelling the Machine

Author: Alan Murchison Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

'Alan's food is simple, yet tasty and powerful. He's been a key component for my training and racing.' - Alex Dowsett, World Tour rider, former World Hour Record Holder and national champion 'Alan has completely changed my perception of what an athlete's diet can look like.' - Elinor Barker, multiple world champion and Olympic gold medallist As a cyclist, you can have the most amazing diet, but if that isn't balanced with the right training load, you can still end up piling on the pounds, which will slow you down. Michelin-starred chef and leading sports nutritionist Alan Murchison reveals how you can enjoy delicious, nutritionally balanced food and achieve sustainable long-term weight loss whilst positively impacting your cycling performance. A follow-up to Alan's award-winning The Cycling Chef, this is flavoursome food to get you lean and make you go faster.

Neither East Nor West

Neither East Nor West

Author: Rebecca Lowe Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Three continents. Twenty countries. Seven thousand miles. In April 2015, the British journalist Rebecca Lowe set out from her London flat to cycle to Tehran; the gruelling 7,000-mile journey would take her a year, and through 20 countries including Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Oman and Iran. Up until then the chief reporter for the International Bar Association, Rebecca had spent much of her time reporting on the Middle East. But she felt she hadn't fully grasped the region, which has been so maligned by the western press and politicians in recent years, and whose borders - and even its very definition - seem to shift constantly. Who were the people living behind the headlines? Was it really as dangerous as people suggested it would be? What better way to find out, she thought, than to show up there as a woman, alone, on a bicycle. Neither East Nor West is the document of Rebecca's amazing journey; of the people she met along the way, from feminist activists in Cairo to Iranian hang-gliders to villagers in remote Sudan; and of a beautiful, varied and often misunderstood region of the world. It tells the story of the Middle East from a different perspective, weaving a gritty tale of adventure into a broader cultural, political and historical narrative, underpinning which are the voices of the people themselves - people so often disconnected from the politics in which they are embroiled. Navigating thorny logistical issues such as closed borders, security restrictions and visa regulations, as well as a complete lack of cycling knowledge or experience, while also marvelling at the kindness of strangers, and the immense hospitality and generosity of the people she met, Rebecca's journey is a remarkable insight into the Middle East. It challenges simplistic notions of East and West, Christian and Muslim, us and them, instead revealing a world of complexity and kinship, in which traditional boundaries are questioned and broken down. It shows how, beyond the press, politics and bombast, there is perhaps not so much that divides us after all.

Cycling Societies

Cycling Societies

Author: Dennis Zuev Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2021

This book examines emerging debates and questions around cycling to critically analyse and challenge dominant framings and prevalent conventions of 'good cycling'. Cycling Societies brings to light the plurality of voices and forms of cycling in other societies, revealing the diversity and complexity of cycling across different socio-political regimes, geographies and cultures. It presents case studies from five continents and demonstrates the need of thinking comparatively about cycling and urban environments. The book pivots around the three themes of innovations, inequalities and governance and engages a diversity of voices: world-renown academics in the field of cycling and urban mobility, cycling activists and transportation consultants. Synthesising academic contributions with policy briefs, this innovative book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of sustainable transportation, urban planning and mobility studies.

Cycling Societies

Cycling Societies

Author: Dennis Zuev Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2021

This book examines emerging debates and questions around cycling to critically analyse and challenge dominant framings and prevalent conventions of 'good cycling'. Cycling Societies brings to light the plurality of voices and forms of cycling in other societies, revealing the diversity and complexity of cycling across different socio-political regimes, geographies and cultures. It presents case studies from five continents and demonstrates the need of thinking comparatively about cycling and urban environments. The book pivots around the three themes of innovations, inequalities and governance and engages a diversity of voices: world-renown academics in the field of cycling and urban mobility, cycling activists and transportation consultants. Synthesising academic contributions with policy briefs, this innovative book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of sustainable transportation, urban planning and mobility studies.

Bike Repair Manual

Bike Repair Manual

Author: Chris Sidwells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Discover everything you need to know to keep your bike in peak condition. The most accessible and up-to-date bike maintenance book on the market, covering all types of manual bicycle - road, racing, mountain, BMX, and children's - this is the essential guide for cyclists of all levels. Step-by-step sequences show how to carry out bicycle repairs, from vital servicing to improving its performance. Learn how to maintain every essential area, such as brakes, drivetrain, and steering, as well as complex components, including hub gears, hydraulic brakes, and suspension. Detailed chapters range from showing how to set up your bike correctly, the must-have kit for successful repairs, to troubleshooters to help keep your bike in top form. This new edition is fully revised and updated, covering the latest bike brakes, gears and hubs, models, and the latest technology, such as GPS trackers. Featuring easy photographic tutorials and handy add-ons, such as a step locator and toolbox, DK's Bike Repair Manual makes bicycle repair simple for every bike owner. No garage or shed is complete without it.

The C2C Cycle Route

The C2C Cycle Route

Author: Jeremy Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2021

Guide to the 140 mile Coast to Coast (C2C) Sustrans cycle route from Whitehaven or Workington to Tynemouth or Sunderland. It takes in some of northern England's finest scenery on cycle paths, forest tracks and minor roads, with off-road options and a selection of taster day rides also described in the book. The route is described as a 5-day ride, from west to east with variant first and final legs, from Workington and to Sunderland. Itineraries are also included for 2, 3 and 4-day options, and riding the route from east to west. Detailed profiles and OS mapping illustrate each stage, and information is provided for those riding the route with children. The C2C is a popular cycle challenge, whether undertaken over a single day or a full week. The Hadrian's Wall and Reivers' Way cycle routes also offer great options for a return trip.

Bicycling through Paradise - Historical Rides Around Cincinnati

Bicycling through Paradise - Historical Rides Around Cincinnati

Author: Kathleen Smythe, Chris Hanlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2020

Bicycling Through Paradise is a collection of twenty historically themed cycling tours broken into 10-mile segments centered around Cincinnati, Ohio. Written by two longtime cyclists-one a professor of history and one an architect-the book is an affectionate, intimate, and provocative reading of the local landscape and history from the perspectives of cycling and Cincinnati enthusiasts. Tours, navigated by Smythe and Hanlon, take cyclers past Native American sites, early settler homesteads, and locations made know through recent Ohio change-makers as navigated by the authors. With extensive details on routes and sites along the way, tours between 20 and 80 miles in length are designed for all levels of cyclists, and even the armchair explorer. Riders and readers will visit towns called Edenton, Loveland, Felicity, and Utopia. Along the journey, they'll encounter an abandoned Shaker village near the Whitewater Forest and a tiny dairy house called Harmony Hill, the oldest standing structure in Clermont County, Ohio. They'll also take in the view from the top of a 2,000-year-old, 75-foot tall, conical Indian mound at Miamisburg. Riders can follow the Little Miami Scenic Trail and take a detour to a castle on the banks of the Little Miami River. Other sights include a full-scale replica of the tomb of Jesus in Northern Kentucky and the small pleasures of public parks, covered bridges, tree-lined streets, riverside travel, and one-room schoolhouses. And if all this isn't exactly Paradise, well, it's pretty close.

Ride Britain

Ride Britain

Author: Simon Warren Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2020

'This is a truly beautiful book' CHRIS SIDWELLS, author of Wild Cycling and Really Wild Cycling 'Impeccable design and compulsive content . . . phenomenal . . . glorious photography, often colourfully spread across two wide-format pages, each numbered and graded ride is accompanied by a map, a profile that usually resembles the teeth of a tyrannosaurus, a summary of the key climbs, the total distance covered and the total vertical distance achieved on completion' thewashingmachinepost In this inspirational book, filled with amazing photographs, Simon has showcased Britain's beautiful landscape in the same way that Michael Blann and others have done for the mountains of continental Europe. The aim is always to make people want to get out and ride Britain's roads, to entice people to put themselves in the pictures on every page and ride through the stunning scenery. The book is a seamless blend of beautiful photographs and information on the rides, including gradient diagrams and maps. This is Simon Warren taking his well-deserved reputation as the King of Climbs and displaying it in a bold new format, from pocket guide to cinemascope. The book contains 40 inspirational rides split across eight chapters covering the whole of mainland Britain. From Dartmoor through Wales, the Peak District and the Pennines all the way via the Lakes to the Highlands of Scotland. From Surrey and Kent to Lincolnshire and Northumberland, if there are hills Simon has found them and plotted a route to share his knowledge. Each ride includes a profile of the route, a detailed map and breakdown of the key climbs, also a description of what to expect along the way, all illustrated by inspirational photography. The eight chapters cover the South-west, the South-east, the Midlands, Yorkshire, the North-east, Scotland, the North-west and Wales, so, no matter where you live, there will be something close to your doorstep. There is even a route in Norfolk!

Teach Yourself Cycling

Teach Yourself Cycling

Author: Reg Shaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2020

'At one end of the scale, cycling is a real he-man's sport; at the other it is the ideal recreation for the elderly philosopher who loves to potter around the country lanes.' First published in 1953, Teach Yourself Cycling is a beautiful, lovingly reproduced window into a distant age, where understanding the good manners of the road and enjoying the innocence of the family picnic dominated life on two wheels. Yet few vehicles have changed as little as the bicycle in the 65 years since this book first published. For all that they have become immeasurably lighter and better adapted to a range of terrains, the basic mechanics remain the same - and a deeply recognisable spirit of joy runs through this book, even though the author, Reginald Shaw, feels he needs to reassure his readers that cycling can be a pleasurable activity as well as a mode of transport . This book is perfect for fans of cycling interested in how the art and practice of riding a bike has changed. From a stout defence of 'the good manners of the road' to a surge of enthusiasm when mapping out the itinerary of a good cycling holiday, this book is warm, interesting and enlightening. Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.

Cycling and the British

Cycling and the British

Author: Dr. Neil (De Montfort University, UK) Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2020

Cycling is currently enjoying a boom in popularity. What are the reasons behind this phenomenon? How have perceptions and the popularity of cycling shifted? This book charts the historical development of cycling both as a leisure and sporting activity since the 19th century and explores the wider political and cultural context in which cycling in Britain emerged. In particular, it examines cycling's relationship with environmental politics and its place in popular culture. Neil Carter successfully traverses several historical sub-disciplines, including the history of transport, leisure, sport, medicine and politics, employing the analytical tools of class, gender, political culture, the role of the state and commercialism to demonstrate how British identity has shaped and been shaped by cycling. At a time when it has become part of debates over transport and health, Cycling and the British: A Modern History provides a timely and clear analysis of the changes and continuities in attitudes towards cycling.

How to be a Cyclist

How to be a Cyclist

Author: John Deering, Phil Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2020

No bicycle repair was ever made easier by turning your bike upside down. White shorts are for other people. A helmet perched on the back of your head is perfect if you ride your bike backwards - These and a host of other handy pointers jostle for attention within this A - Z guide to being a cyclist. It's an essential manual and source of wisdom for those who would be kings of the road. Many pitfalls await the unwary middle-aged-man-in-Lycra, but fear not, for the Guide is here to steer you through choppy waters. No more passing out halfway up a hill. No more ridicule in the work place. No more hurty knee. And no more sock crimes. Pearls of wisdom are scattered throughout this book like rose petals before a princess on her wedding day. For instance, who could deny that life is too short to drink bad coffee? That a noisy bike is marginally more annoying than a whiney toddler? Or that style should ever be sacrificed for speed? Written by experts who know everything there is to know about cycling, yet never forget that there is nothing funnier than a rabbit playing a trumpet, How to be a Cyclist is mandatory reading for all bike riders.