After the excitement of the Olympic Cycling Road Races at the weekend, it seems appropriate to highlight an interesting new addition to our collections, ‘The Bicycle Book’.
Since the Millennium, the number of cyclists in the United Kingdom has quadrupled. Thousands of people go to work by bicycle every day and the numbers taking it up are increasing. Just what is it about cycling which appeals to so many?
Bella Bathurst examines this growing trend in her latest book and provides us with some fascinating tales about the bicycle in the process. These range from the interesting, to the bizarre, to the downright dangerous, such as the woman who water-cycled across the English Channel, the ‘secret life’ of Couriers and even how the bicycle has been used as a war-time weapon.
The history of the bicycle is a thrilling one and Bathhurst is a fantastic story teller. With its host of characters, and interesting details, this book will appeal to many, not only cycling fans.
You can find further details of The Bicycle Book on our catalogue.