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The Bicycle Book

The Bicycle Book (Hardback)

By Bathurst, Bella

A fascinating exploration of the 21st century's great transport success story -- the bicycle. Since the millennium, use of the bicycle in Britain has doubled -- and doubled again. Every day, more people take up cycling and thousands now cycle to work. Yet, cycling is more than me...rely a form of transport; it is a way of life, a philosophy. Companionable or solitary, competitive or amicable, cycling can, unlike anything else, reinvent familiar geography and offer us our surroundings in a very different way. In her brilliant new book, Bella Bathurst explores the cycling phenomenon. A cyclist herself, she looks at what people ride and why they ride it, how the bicycle was born and what the future holds for it. Travelling across the globe -- to Europe, India, China and the United States -- she uncovers an array of weird and wonderful stories about the bicycle; an international cycling race for couriers held in a different city every year, Manhatten's Ghost Bike scheme which remembers those cyclists who have been injured or killed on the city's roads and the realities of life as a rickshaw cyclist in London's West End. Utterly unique and completely refreshing, it's as enjoyable as a truly great bike ride.
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ISBN 9780007305889
Released NZ 6 May 2011
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780007305889
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperPress
Released 6 May 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bathurst, Bella
Category Cycling
Number of Pages 356
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 796.6
Weight 492g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Motor Sports & Cycling
ONIX Text General/trade