Orange cover with fun white text and illustrations of many different kinds of bikes.

The Splendid Book of the Bicycle: From Boneshakers to Bradley Wiggins

by Daniel Tatarsky Author

Cycling is so very popular and grows more so every year. 100 million bikes have are made every year (compared to 50 million cars.) The Splendid Book of the Bicycle celebrates the bicycle, incorporating social history, sports, and science. Beginning with bicycle’s invention and subsequent historical development, it includes stories of intrepid cyclists who travelled the world, the 20th-century popularity of cycle touring, and the depiction of bicycles in films, books and art. With a look at the famed Tour de France, as well as the rise of BMX and mountain biking. Scientifically, it delves into balance and aerodynamics, and predicts the future of bicycles, including innovative flying, floating and electric bikes.

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