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Bike

Fitness, Fun & Easy Maintenance

Foreword by Mark Bickerton

This invaluable new guide takes you through all the benefits of bike riding, along with everything you need to know to get pedalling: how to choose your bike - with the differences between types, such as hybrid and racer; how to choose your helmet, clothing and other accessories; and, care and maintenance. Step-by-step photographs complement the clear and practical text, to make this an ideal guide for all levels of cyclist.

There have never been more reasons to hop into the saddle: not only is it fun, healthy and speedy, it is the ultimate environmentally-friendly way to travel. Governments are making it more appealing all the time, with dedicated cycle lanes springing up all over the country and subsidised cycle purchase schemes, so here's a fantastic, practical guide to cover all your needs.

David North is a writer and editor who has been promoting sustainability and ethical trade for many years. In 2007 he created the first handbook of sustainable procurement for schools, then went on to co-create Sustained magazine and edit the Ethical Junction website and newsletter. He is passionate about cycling, once working as a cycle courier, then commuting to work by bicycle over two decades. He has also undertaken several trans-European cycle tours.

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