Whether you're looking to hit the open road, scream down the side of a mountain, or simply take the kids out for a ride, Cycling For Dummies, UK Edition, covers all your needs. Topics include choosing the right bike and accessories, staying safe -- around town and on the trails -- training to improve speed and endurance, making adjustments and repairs, and much more (including answering the basic questions you may be too embarrassed to ask in your local shop). Cycling For Dummies, UK Edition is the perfect place to start when you want to take up this great sport.
Gavin Wright is a cycling journalist and activist. He has led several high-profile cycling expeditions, including a crossing of the Andes and an attempt to set the world record for cycling from sea level to high altitude. Ben Williams is a broadcaster, journalist, lifelong cycling enthusiast and a veteran London cycling commuter.
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Cycling 7 Chapter 1: Getting into Cycling 9 Chapter 2: Picking the Right Bike 25 Chapter 3: Choosing the Right Gear 57 Chapter 4: Making Sure Your Bike Feels Good 81 Chapter 5: Finding the Time to Ride 93 Part II: Freewheeling Away: The Fundamentals 105 Chapter 6: Ticket to Ride: Your First Lesson 107 Chapter 7: Knowing the Rules 121 Chapter 8: Thinking Ahead for Safety 129 Chapter 9: Planning Your Trip and Tips for Safe Riding 141 Chapter 10: Toughening Up for Off-Road Riding 165 Part III: Rolling beyond the Basics 175 Chapter 11: Riding Faster, Tougher, and Longer: Training and Improving 177 Chapter 12: Touring and Exploring 195 Chapter 13: Cycling with Other People 221 Chapter 14: Riding with Babies, Toddlers and Children 239 Part IV: Maintaining Your Bike and Yourself 257 Chapter 15: Easing Ailments 259 Chapter 16: Fuelling Your Cycling 275 Chapter 17: Troubleshooting: Can You Fix It? Yes, You Can! 285 Chapter 18: Making Checks and Adjustments: The Next Step 303 Part V: The Part of Tens 315 Chapter 19: Ten Bicycling Do's and Don'ts 317 Chapter 20: Ten Great Rides in the United Kingdom 323 Chapter 21: Ten Great Tours and Races around the World 333 Index 345
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