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Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads & Became the Pioneers of Motoring Paperback – 20 May 2015

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  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Island Press; 2nd None ed. edition (20 May 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610916891
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610916899
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 345,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This fascinating insight into the origin of roads will break down some road ownership issues, and help promote harmony for all road users whether on four wheels or two. - Edmund King, President, Automobile Association

...closely argued, meticulously researched [this] book is also a treasure trove of curious trivia and arcane detail. --The Guardian

About the Author

Carlton Reid's work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller and The Guardian and many other magazines and newspapers. He is the executive editor of BikeBiz.com, a monthly trade magazine which he founded. His previous books include Adventure Mountain Biking (Crowood Press, 1990); Complete Book of Cycling (contributor, Hamlyn-1997); l-Spy Bicycles (Michelin 1998); Discover Israel (Berlitz 1998); Lebanon: A Travel Guide (Kindlife 1995); Classic Mountain Bike Routes of the World (contributor, Quarto Publishing, 2000) and Bike to Work Book (November 2008). He was co-manager of the first ever British mountain bike team. This team competed in the World Championships in Villard de Lans, France, in 1987. In June 2008, he was inducted into the MBUK Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, one of the first 20 inductees.


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