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The Bicycle Book
 

The Bicycle Book (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

By Bathurst, Bella

A rip-roaring narrative celebration of the 21st century's great transport success story: the bicycle. Millions of us now cycle, some obsessively, and this glorious concoction of history, anecdote, adventure and lycra-clad pedalling is the perfect read for two-wheelers of all kind...s. 'At last - a bicycle book for the rest of us.... A book for the sort of cyclist who likes cycling and reading and stories.' Guardian Two wheels. A frame. Two pedals. What could be simpler than a bicycle? And yet the bike continues to inspire a passionate following. Since the millennium its use in Britain has doubled, and then doubled again. Thousands now cycle to work, with more and more taking it up every day. Acclaimed author Bella Bathurst takes us on a journey through cycling's best stories and strangest incarnations, from the bicycle as a weapon of warfare to the secret life of couriers and the alchemy of framebuilding. With a cast of characters including the woman who watercycled across the Channel, the man who raced India's Deccan Queen train and several of today's top cyclists, she offers us a brilliantly engaging portrait of cycling's past, present and world-conquering future.
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ISBN 9780007433612
Published 31 Mar 2011
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780007433612
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperPress
Released 31 Mar 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Bathurst, Bella
Category History
Social & Cultural History
History Of Specific Groups
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Cycling
Number of Pages 356
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 796.6
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Motor Sports & Cycling
ONIX Text General/trade

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