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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 June 2012
Great book that has loads of hints, tips and advice. How to look after and maintain your bike and what to wear to be prepared for any weather and what to take with you to on any ride.

As a new rider I learned a lot but there is more in depth sections that a more experienced rider than me would find useful too. Good value for money book that covers a wide range of road cycling information and resources.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 September 2013
If you are already well into your cycling this teaches you to suck eggs... That said, if like me you are new to the world of cycling it covers the basics of all areas perfectly... I am very glad to have read this, and will be keeping it as a reference until I am fully established. It was entertaining, and anyone new to cycling must read it... Five stars... Fully recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 September 2013
The book behind the Bikeability (Cycling Proficiency) course and things have moved on for cycling on roads. The phrase which stuck in my mind was that being safe wasn't about staying out of traffic's way, but positioning yourself where you are best able to be seen and avoid conflicts with cars. This book has changed where I put my bike when cycling into work for the better.
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on 30 June 2013
For a lot less than a magazine this book is superb value.
It is also well written, nicely concise and not padded out (so it's not challenging a short attention span), and packed with really valuable information for someone starting out with a road bike.
At the time of reading this book I'm 61, just bought a road bike having become addicted to gym spin classes. The gym classes have certainly aided my fitness but are zero preparation for any other aspects of road cycling. I did do some mountain biking for a year or so eight years ago, but that's it since childhood. I've done about 60 miles on quiet roads early morning so far.
I have the added 'problem' of being very deaf so am conscious of added lack of spacial awareness and one of the hardest things to do when starting out cycling is look behind you and staying in a straight line (not sure whether this is covered in the book, I haven't seen it yet). I am acutely aware of the need to know better riding technique and safety. This book provides this in a concise, easy to read and accurate manner.
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on 10 July 2013
Good product for the price and delivered quickly to my iPad. What more can you ask for? The alternative is to find the nearest retailer, locate a parking place if you’re lucky, struggle through the crowds to pay twice the price, then discover it is out of stock and has to be ordered, then have to repeat the process a week later. The high street is dead and should be flattened for redevelopment. Good luck to Amazon as long as they pay their taxes!
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on 8 February 2013
A lot of basic stuff but still some good tips and info. We all feel that we know it all but even at my age of 60 I have still picked up some good tips from this book. I quite like the occasional funny quip, like the one about how tight you should adjust the helmet chin strap, which adds to the important guide. I would recommend this book even to those who have been riding for years. As i said before you will learn something.
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Good, useful and filled me in on some missing bits, once past the very basics at the beginning, some poor punctuation but cheerfully matey language.

If you've already started and want some advice you can trust, this is well worth buying
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on 23 May 2014
very clear
very understandable
nothing left out
up to date
web linked
covers both maintenance and eventing
some traing tips but nothing to techy
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on 23 June 2014
Full of good solid advice and tips that the "new to cycling" will find time and money saving and "old hands" will find reassuring.
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on 1 January 2015
Excellent book, very informative & written in a "friendly" way like a mate giving you tips & advice. Highly recommended
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