I watched the BBC Series Britain by Bike, starring Clare Balding, and loved every minute of the programme, then noticed that, amazingly, there was a book associated with it, Britain by Bike by Jane Eastoe, with a forward by Clare Balding. No hesitation, I ordered a copy as a Christmas present to myself from my wife. The book was dispatched and reached me in just two days, but it disappeared into my wifes wrapping activities and I was not to have it until Christmas! Now I have it, and am reading it; it is a great book, brimming with enthusiasm for biking in Britain's countryside, excellently written, and very well supported by great illustrations; a fine way to cap the excellent TV series. The book has revived wonderful memories of my own halcyon days cycling in the 50s and 60s. At the age of 9, I was given my first cycle, and have ridden ever since, touring mostly and now, when ever practical, as a replacement to using the car. I am retired, and am therefore able to ride more, but winter is here now, and the adverse weather has curtailed the riding, (just a little!). However, the TV program and this excellent book have inspired me ride again, whatever the weather, and have set me dreaming of spring, and the open road. Thank you for your prompt services, and a fine product.