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The Young Cyclist's Companion
The Young Cyclist's Companion
The Young Cyclist's Companion
The Young Cyclist's Companion
The Young Cyclist's Companion
The Young Cyclist's Companion
The Young Cyclist's Companion
The Young Cyclist's Companion
The Young Cyclist's Companion
The Young Cyclist's Companion
The Young Cyclist's Companion
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The Young Cyclist's Companion

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Author: Drinkell, Peter

Brand: Cicada

Binding: Hardcover

Format: Picture Book

Number Of Pages: 72

Release Date: 22-04-2021

Details: Product Description Who doesn’t remember what it feels like to be a young person on a bike? Cycling offers kids an unrivalled freedom and independence. With global cycling trends on a new, post-pandemic high, ever more young people are experiencing the joys of the beautiful machine. This book is aimed at young people who are just entering into the world of cycling. It explains all the basics: How to choose a bike (types of bike, getting the right fit), basic maintenance (changing a tyre, cleaning your bike), cycling techniques (pedalling, gearing, cornering, bunny hops) and next level cycling (competitions and training). Alongisde these informative texts there is a cornucopia of facts and trivia about the unusual habits of famous cyclists, the weirdest, biggest, furthest and longest bikes and journeys, the most useful cycling life-hacks, etc. This multi-layering of information makes this an enjoyable toilet read as well as an extremely useful manual. Clearly written by author, photographer and cycling enthusiast, Peter Drinkell, it is beautifully brought to life with bright colour photography and charming illustrations by the talented Thomas Slater, making a beautiful package for the beautiful machine! Review 'The Young Cyclist's Companion is a brisk guide for the aspirant bike rider all the way from choosing a first bike to techniques for wheelies and bunny hops and the finer points of riding in a group. Peppered with inspirational quotes from pro cyclists as well as the likes of Freddie Mercury and Albert Einstein, it includes lots of practical advice on equipment, maintenance and road safety as well as fun facts from the history of bikes and bike racing. Whether you want know how to adjust your brakes to perfection, corner at speed or which side of your helmet straps the arms of your sunglasses should be on, all the key elements of riding and looking after your bike are covered with infectious enthusiasm. At 38 pages long it's short enough to be easily digestible for young readers and riders but those pages are packed with a surprisingly large amount of useful and entertaining information. Best of all it makes you want to get out and ride'. --Bikemonger 'It'll be interesting to see to what extent the U.K.'s new -found love of cycling is sustained in years to come. So this book - a fantastic foray into the world of cycling and all things 'bike' for children, could not have come at a better time. Author, Peter Drinkell, makes a bold start with his opening gambit: Allow me to be a boring old fart for a moment and tell you about my first bike. He then goes on to say that This book is there for any young person who has been similarly bitten by the cycling bug. But don't be mistaken in thinking that this is a book only for the purists amongst us: it really is a book for anyone who happens to be into bikes, however much. This book would make the perfect gift and would also be a brilliant addition to upper key stage 2 book corners, especially with a view to children taking part in cycling proficiency!' -- The Literacy Tree About the Author Peter Drinkell is a photographer, writer and cycling obsessive. He is the author of The Bike Owner's Handbook (Cicada, 2013), The Road Cyclist's Companion (Cicada, 2015), and the photographer of Great Cycling Climbs (Thames and Hudson, 2019). Thomas Slater is a London-based illustrator and equally obsessive cyclist. HIs work has been featured in The New York Times, Vice Magazine, Bloomberg Review and on products by Camden Brewery and Urban Outfitters. This is his first book.

Languages: English, French