If you are a 40-something cyclist in ill-fitting Lycra then this is for you. Dave Barter is incisive, witty and very bad at bicycle maintenance. He is also a pretty accomplished cyclist having done the etape, the Fred Whitton and LEJOG not to mention doing the three peaks on a single speed! The book is full of observational humour that had me crying at times. One of the best cycling books I have ever read.