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Teach Yourself Cycling By Reg Shaw

Teach Yourself Cycling by Reg Shaw

Condition - Very Good
$11.99
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Summary

Learn how to enjoy life on two wheels with this gorgeous, lovingly reproduced classic. Full of charming insights and observations as well as first class explanations of bike mechanics, this book, first published in 1953, deserves to be read by all keen cyclists.

Teach Yourself Cycling Summary

Teach Yourself Cycling: The classic guide to life on two wheels by Reg Shaw

'At one end of the scale, cycling is a real he-man's sport; at the other it is the ideal recreation for the elderly philosopher who loves to potter around the country lanes.'

First published in 1953, Teach Yourself Cycling is a beautiful, lovingly reproduced window into a distant age, where understanding the good manners of the road and enjoying the innocence of the family picnic dominated life on two wheels.

Yet few vehicles have changed as little as the bicycle in the 65 years since this book first published. For all that they have become immeasurably lighter and better adapted to a range of terrains, the basic mechanics remain the same - and a deeply recognisable spirit of joy runs through this book, even though the author, Reginald Shaw, feels he needs to reassure his readers that cycling can be "a pleasurable activity as well as a mode of transport".

This book is perfect for fans of cycling interested in how the art and practice of riding a bike has changed. From a stout defence of 'the good manners of the road' to a surge of enthusiasm when mapping out the itinerary of a good cycling holiday, this book is warm, interesting and enlightening.

Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.

About Reg Shaw

Reg Shaw is an expert on cycling and the author of Teach Yourself Cycling.

Additional information

GOR008850782
9781473664210
1473664217
Teach Yourself Cycling: The classic guide to life on two wheels by Reg Shaw
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2017-09-07
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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