Author(s): Alastair Smith
If you want to use a bike in your daily life - to get to work, play, school and the shops - this is the book you have been waiting for, an informative, comprehensive and inspiring guide that helps beginners get started and experienced cyclists ride more confidently, safely and enjoyably. Discover how to: select the right bike - or improve the bike you have; choose accessories for safety, visibility and efficiency; learn safe, effective cycling skills; manoeuvre through traffic and complex road layouts; carry loads safely and well; handle challenging terrain and weather; deal with mechanical problems such as flat tyres; safely introduce your children to cycling.
Alastair Smith has cycle-commuted for most of his working life in Chicago, London and New Zealand, and has ridden for recreation and exploration in numerous countries, from the Arctic Circle to Easter Island. He is a leading advocate for Cycle Aware and a trustee of the Great Harbour Way Te Aranui o Poneke, a continuous cycleway and walkway in development around Wellington Harbour.