Cycling is a world made up of different types of riders. Life on two wheels is essentially a wealth of possibilities where a rider can continually learn, develop, and find ways to make the journey more fun and fulfilling. From bike commuting to pro cycling and all types of bike riding in between, here are five of the best books to read for every type of cyclist.
1. The Bike Book: Complete Bicycle Maintenance by Mark Storey
Bicycle maintenance and repairs may seem like daunting tasks for beginners. But these are necessary skills for every rider. Knowing how to fix or replace a flat tire, adjust brakes, and more are essential for safe, comfortable, and efficient biking experiences. The Bike Book is a handy guide with illustrations that will help it make easier even for any newbie to take on the task of maintaining or fixing a bike.
2. City Cycling by Richard Ballantine
This book explores city cycling and provides helpful guides for urban cyclists. It shares information and insights on picking a good bike, navigating traffic, and other safety-related topics that road and city cyclists need to know.
3. Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy
Imagine traveling to another country on a bicycle. Full Tilt shares the story of a woman who biked her way from Ireland to India. It is an awe-inspiring tale of the good and the challenges that happens on a bike journey that takes the rider through countries like Europe and Afghanistan among others.
4. It’s All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels by Robert Penn
This book is truly all about the bike. It is the story of one man’s journeys, experiences, and discoveries in his quest to build a custom bike. From bike parts to design and the building of the bike itself, the book puts a more engaging spin into the explorations of the anatomy of a bike.
5. On the Road Bike: The Search for a Nation’s Cycling Soul by Ned Boulting
Britain is home to many cyclists with many taking on the passion for cycling into whole new levels. In this book, Ned Boulting explores the soul behind the country’s fascination with cycling. It takes into different types of riders and the places they go for a good ride.