The Young Cyclist's Companion (Hardcover)
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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. This multi-layering of information makes this an inspirational read on many levels.
Praise for Young Cyclist's Companion
''A clear, fun, accessible, accurate, and encouraging guide for kids who love to bike''. -- Kirkus Starred Review
''Quotes from famous cyclists, a time line of bicycle history, and quick cycling facts complement the attractive design. A helpful guide''.
''This would make a great gift for fans of cycling, so the readers could reference it again and again''. -- Youth Services Book Review
''The Young Cyclist's Companion is a must-have for any young adult who owns or is learning to ride a bicycle''. -- Midwest Book Review
''Much like Chris Hoy's guide, The Young Cyclist's Companion is a fun and accessible guide sure to entertain and inform, well-supported by illustrations and photographs''. -- We Love Cycling
''As a beginner cyclist, this book is a must-have book I highly recommend it to other cyclists '' Liam - Age 9 -- Kids Book Buzz
''Packed with a surprisingly large amount of useful and entertaining information. Best of all it makes you want to get out and ride''.
''This would make an ideal starting point for Bike ability in schools and a fantastic gift for young cyclists''. -- My Shelves Are Full
''A fantastic foray into the world of cycling and all things 'bike' for children, which could not have come at a better time''. --The Literacy Tree
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 already proficient cyclists and are keen to learn more. It explains all the basics: How to choose a bike (types of bike, getting the right fit), basic maintenance (changing a tire, cleaning your bike), cycling techniques (pedalling, gearing, cornering, bunny hops) and next level cycling (competitions and training).
Alongside 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.