Author(s): Anna Hughes
A bike can be so many different things - a simple way of navigating busy city streets or enjoying quiet lanes, a cross-country steed to take a rider up hill and down dale or even a world-beating racing machine. What unites everyone who rides is that they each have their own cycling story to tell. This book collects inspirational stories from riders around the world, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the cyclist who conquered Mont Ventoux on a Boris bike, to the trials rider who hops from building to building, to classic tales of Grand Tour rivalries and legendary cycling records of days gone by. Essential reading for anyone who loves life on two wheels.
2 'There are plenty of books about bicycles so it's refreshing that Pedal Power is about people, not machines - it's full to the brim with inspiring pen portraits of the men and women who have helped to shape cycling, and continue to shape it today.' -- Carlton Reid, executive editor, BikeBiz.com, author of Roads Were Not Built for Cars 'A wonderful collection of cycling tales' -- Mike Carter, author of One Man and His Bike 'A snappy exploration of all things bicycle that will inspire and motivate you' -- Alastair Humphreys, author of Microadventures 'This belongs on the shelves of everyone who owns a bicycle.' -- Dave Cornthwaite, author of Life in the Slow Lane
Anna Hughes is a freelance writer, cycling instructor and mechanic. A passionate cycling tourist and traveller, her various adventures have taken her around the coast of the UK by bike and by boat, along the spine of Britain from Land's End to John o'Groats, and through the rigours of an Ironman. She lives on a narrowboat on the River Lea in east London.