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The Bicycle Book

The Bicycle Book (Paperback)

By Bathurst, Bella

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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, 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, 'The Bicycle Book' is as enjoyable as a truly great bike ride.
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ISBN 9780007305896
Released NZ 4 Jul 2012
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780007305896
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperPress
Released 4 Jul 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Bathurst, Bella
Category Cycling
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 796.6
Weight 250g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Motor Sports & Cycling
ONIX Text General/trade