Cycling Books Collection
Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport. People engaged in cycling are referred to as “cyclists”, “bicyclists”, or “bikers”. Apart from two-wheeled bicycles, “cycling” also includes the riding of unicycles, tricycles, quadricycles, recumbent and similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs).
Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number approximately one billion worldwide. They are the principal means of transportation in many parts of the world.
Cycling is widely regarded as a very effective and efficient mode of transportation optimal for short to moderate distances.
Cycling quickly became an activity after bicycles were introduced in the 19th century. Today, over 50 percent of the human population knows how to ride a bike.
1. World Cycling Stripped Bare: Anyone can cycle the world. This is how.
Sean Conway woke up one day, realising he was sick of the rat race, wanted to do something that would shape the rest of his life. With virtually no cycling experience, Sean decided that he would try and become the fastest person to cycle around the world. Six months before he departed he had no bike, no funding and couldn’t even cycle 40 miles without having to catch the train home.
2. Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality
In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to acute, 21st-century problems, including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate change, inequity, and social isolation.
3. The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling’s Flemish Heartlands
Cycling is wildly popular all over Belgium, but in the northern, Dutch-speaking half of the country it is part of the psyche. Tiny Flanders boasts a population of just 6 million, yet this small corner of northwest Europe has produced eight winners of the Tour de France, five times as many professional riders as Italy or Spain.
4. A Time of Birds: Reflections on cycling across Europe
Helen Moat sets out to cycle across Europe, with her teenage son, on her sit-up-and-beg bike – aka ‘The Tank’. She’s not sure whether she is running away from the past or pedalling towards it.
5. Fuelling the Cycling Revolution: The Nutritional Strategies and Recipes Behind Grand Tour Wins and Olympic Gold Medals
If you’re looking for success on the bike what you eat is at the core of all you do. You are what you eat–and if you’re on the bike for long periods and expecting results then your diet is even more crucial. Get it wrong and you can feel sluggish and below par–but eat right and all the training and preparation is worth it.
6. Great British Cycling: The History of British Bike Racing
In 1868, the first ever documented bicycle race was held in a Paris park, and to the locals’ chagrin, was won by a Briton. Yet while cycling culture became ingrained in continental European culture, riders this side of the Channel were engaged in constant battles with the authorities to pursue their sport – road racing was in fact banned as early as 1890. Its rise in popularity over the past 150 years, and the many triumphs of British cyclists in that time, have therefore been phenomenal.
7. Strength Training, Cycling And Other Fitness Guides: Triathlon Training Edition
The benefits of strength training are numerous and always outweigh the stress the weights put on your body. Strength training increases the density of your bones and increases the general strength of the bones themselves. Strength training always controls your weightand reduces the amount of fat.
8. Cyclist Ride: The greatest cycling routes in the world
Explore 50 of the greatest, most thrilling road cycling routes the world has to offer, guided by the experts at the world’s biggest road cycling magazine, Cyclist.
Route maps, first-hand ride reports and truly breathtaking photography from the finest cycling photographers come together in this celebration of the world on two wheels.
9. Ride Britain: Forty inspirational cycling routes from Dartmoor to the Highlands
In this inspirational book, filled with amazing photographs, Simon has showcased Britain’s beautiful landscape in the same way that Michael Blann and others have done for the mountains of continental Europe. The aim is always to make people want to get out and ride Britain’s roads, to entice people to put themselves in the pictures on every page and ride through the stunning scenery.
10. Cyclecraft: The Complete Guide to Safe and Enjoyable Cycling for Adults and Children, 4th Edition
Cyclecraft is the definitive guide to safe and enjoyable cycling for both adults and children. Whether you are new to cycling, looking to extend your skills or wanting to know how best to teach your children to cycle, Cyclecraft offers practical advice on how to ride a bike confidently and safely in modern traffic conditions.
11. The Indoor Cycling Instructor Handbook
This edition is expanded with new content as well as new chapters on intensity, special populations and their requirements, and being the professional instructor.Indoor cycling has wide appeal that’s growing wider every year, and when done properly, can bring great results to a variety of riders, whether they’re just starting out or veteran studio riders; whether riding for weight loss and fitness or riding to improve athletic performance and competitive edge in triathlons and sportives.
12. Hadrian’s Cycleway: Coast-to-coast cycling from Ravenglass to South Shields
Hadrian’s Cycleway is a 174 mile route from Ravenglass in Cumbria to South Shields. Also known as Route 72, this coast-to-coast route heads north up the Cumbrian coast to reach the Solway AONB before crossing northern England along Hadrian’s Wall and into Northumberland. Suitable for cyclists of all abilities, the ride is usually completed over three days from west to east.