Cycling Bible

The Complete Guide For All Cyclists From Novice To Expert

Book Description

The Cycling Bible is an essential reference for those new to cycling as well as the everyday rider, those riding for fitness or interested in road racing, as well as for mountain bike enthusiasts. From practical maintenance to safety and skills, it is a complete, user-friendly guide with step-by-step diagrams and helpful color photos, providing readers with all the knowledge they need to get the most out of their bike and their rides.

Beginning with the anatomy of the bicycle, readers will discover how to get the right size and fit for them. There is guidance on buying essential gear, including female-specific gear. Practical tips and detailed explanations provide the confidence to tackle repair jobs along with tutorials on skills and techniques from negotiating city streets to off-road riding. For those who want to take riding a pedal further, a month-by-month racing calendar and a guide to racing etiquette encourage readers to develop new skills. An international touring section recommends the world's riding hot spots, features family-friendly routes, tracks the great road races, and explores the breathtaking scenery of the top mountain-bike meccas.

The Cycling Bible is a lively, accessible, and authoritative guide for cyclists at any level. Find it all here!

Choosing the right bike

Mountain biking

Road cycling

Essential gear

Riding techniques

Safety tips

Cycling for fitness

Dealing with common injuries

Racing Bike maintenance

Cycling with a family

Training programs

The world's top riding hot spots

International touring guide


About Barton, Robin

Robin Barton is a London-based journalist specialising in travel, sport and fitness. He co-edited the Independent on Sunday's Sports Active section, focusing on cycling, and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines including the Independent, the Observer, What Mountain Bike and Wanderlust. He has also contributed to Fodor's and AA travel guides. An experienced cyclist, he's raced in Europe and mountain biked through North America.

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