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
Cycling for fitness
Dealing with common injuries
Racing Bike maintenance
Cycling with a family
The world's top riding hot spots
International touring guide
Winner of the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award, Instructional Category: "The title of Robin Barton’s 350-page work couldn’t be more apt: it is, indeed, a bible, covering all aspects of cycling from recreational riding to road racing to mountain biking. Nicely designed and filled with crisp, instructive color photographs, the Bible includes up-to-date information on equipment, step-by-step tutorials on cycling technique, sage advice on safety and fitness, helpful hints on maintenance and repairs, and great rides throughout the world."
A comprehensive and engaging guide that will inspire cyclists of all abilities