The Young Cyclist's Companion bookcover

The Young Cyclist's Companion

Peter Drinkell, Thomas Slater

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 ““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 ““Packed with a surprisingly large amount of useful and entertaining information. Best of all it makes you want to get out and ride”“. — Bikemonger ““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 ““A great, bright and catchy non-fiction book, well supported by photographs and illustrations. This would be a great gift for children who have shown interest in cycling”“. — Reading Zone ““With a clever blend of introductory explanation and more in-depth tips for budding enthusiasts, this comprehensive hardback guide to owning and riding a bicycle will appeal to a wide range of children in KS2”“. — School Reading List 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.

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