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The Cycling Revolution
The Cycling Revolution

The Cycling Revolution

Lessons from Life on Two Wheels

By Patrick Field, Illustrated by Harry Goldhawk


128 Pages, 5.08 x 7.8

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: April 2022

ISBN 9781789293302

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Apr 2022)
Michael O'Mara

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: April 2022


Written by the founder of The London School of Cycling. This essential book celebrates how cycling has changed the world – and the wisdom we can glean along the way from life on two wheels.As Einstein once said, "life is like riding a bicycle.". In this beautifully illustrated book, cycling expert Patrick Field reveals the lessons we can learn from the world of cycling, including the movers and shakers who created the cycling revolution, the best modern races, chases, and riders of the twenty-first century, and incredible stories of people who have smashed down barriers on the road… and beyond.Once we learn how to ride, we never forget how to do it. This little book brings together over 60 vital life lessons inspired by the bike – from pushing yourself to the limit to learning to pace yourself and the importance of teamwork – and will show you that learning how to ride is, essentially, learning how to live. Packed with tips and tricks and combined with stunning illustrations from Harry Goldhawk, this is perfect for seasoned and new cyclists alike.

Author Biography

Patrick Field moved to London to study psychology in 1974, and discovered that the best way to enjoy the metropolis was on a bicycle. He began writing as a political campaigner, then in bicycle magazines; contributing to titles including New Cyclist, Cycling Today, Cycling Plus, and Cycle. In 1993 he founded The London School of Cycling (LSC) with the insane intention of teaching adults to use pedal-bikes. He authored cycling guide books for London and environs; Breathing Spaces (1993), Get Lost (1994), Cycle London (2011), London on Two Wheels (2015), and contributed to the anthology Autopia (2002). Patrick continues to run the LSC. He is a founder of the legendary Dunwich Dynamo.