A Bike Ride

Author: Anne Mustoe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753546728

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 8420

When ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe gave up her job, bought a bike and took to the road, she couldn't even mend a puncture. 12,000 miles and 15 months later, she was home. Her epic solo journey took her around the world, through Europe, India, the Far East and the United States. From Thessaloniki to Uttar Pradesh, from Chumphon to Singapore, she faced downpours, blizzards and blistering deserts, political turmoil and amorous waiters - alternated with great kindness from strangers along the way. A Bike Ride is the first in the series of Anne Mustoe's successful and inspiring travelogues.

Franklin Rides a Bike

Author: Paulette Bourgeois

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554537312

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7987

The last of his friends who still need training wheels for his bicycle, Franklin becomes increasingly discouraged as he continues to fall down, but then he gets an idea from Porcupine that will help him.

A Bike Ride Through My Life

Author: Frank Clements

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426963181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 1432

A Bike Ride through My Life chronicles the life of author Frank Clements with bicyclesfollowing the twists and turns that his life has taken in pursuit of his passion for riding. Clements is the younger brother of Ernie Clements, winner of several British Cycling Championships and a Silver Medal in the 1948 Olympic Games Bicycle Race. Despite his love of cycling, he first chose to join National Service in the RAF to establish a unique place for himselfand spent virtually all of his final twelve months of service riding a bike. After his tour of duty ended, he began training to become the best cyclist in the world, his lifes ambition since his success as a potential world class cyclist as a teen. Clements has had many ups and downs in his cycling life. At a young age, he came in second in the British under-eighteen championships and just missed being a member of the British Olympic Cycling team for the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He also designed, built, and loaned five special Cross country bikes to Roger Hammond and he won the Worlds Cyclo Cross Championship with them. This memoir follows Clements from youth to retirement, offering a fascinating trip through an amazing life.

Going Out for a Bike Ride

Author: Pete McDonald

Publisher: Pete McDonald


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 84

View: 1555

Going Out for a Bike Ride describes some recreational mountain-biking undertaken in 2002–3 in the Dunedin area and in North and Central Otago. Here and there in the generally enthusiastic narrative lie several accounts of access difficulties. The second half forms a supplement to the diary, looking first at access matters local to Dunedin and Otago, and then at several national access issues of that time. Page size: A4 File format: PDF Number of pages: 84 About: Recreation, Cycling, Mountain-biking, Access, Land access, New Zealand, Maps.

Take a Bike Ride to Infinity

Author: Anna Marie Faccone

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512786020

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

View: 1526

This book contains inspirational poetry to infinity. There are poems that will inspire and help you on your personal and spiritual journey. It will enlighten and give you a new dimension and perspective in life and the spiritual tools needed to be equipped and fulfilled and renewed.

Lucy and Emma go on a Bike Ride

Author: Line Kyed Knudsen

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8726093847

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

View: 6582

Lucy and Emma are going on a bike ride with the rest of their class. Suddenly they get lost in the forest with Hassan. He pedals hard to reach the others, but then they reach a fork in the road. The three friends do not know which road the rest of the class took. What are they going to do? Danish author Line Kyed Knudsen (born 1971) had her debut with "Pigerne fra Nordsletten" in 2003. In 2007 she was awarded the Pippi grant from Danish publishing house, Gyldendal. She writes books for children and young adults, and also teaches writing techniques.

To Hell on a Bike

Author: Iain MacGregor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 055217131X

Category: Paris-Roubaix (Bicycle race)

Page: 320

View: 3372

SHORTLISTED FOR CYCLING BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 'Paris-Roubaix is the best race in the world and knocks spots off the Tour de France.' Sir Bradley Wiggins. Paris-Roubaix. The Hell of the North. The ultimate monument in cycling's Classics. More than 150 miles across dusty or muddy roads, much of it puncture-inducing and bone-breaking cobblestones. Even professional riders blanche at the very mention of it. Tour de France winners (with the notable exception of Wiggins in 2014) make their excuses from it. So why on earth would an amateur even dare to attempt it? In To Hell on a Bike, Iain MacGregor does just that and as he prepares for the ride of his life, he explores the history and culture of this extraordinary race. With insights from legends of the sport, trainers, mechanics and fellow writers, as well as those who have maintained the traditions of Paris-Roubaix since its inception over a century ago, it is the ultimate story of the ultimate cycling challenge.

Duck on a Bike

Author: N.A

Publisher: Blue Sky Press (AZ)

ISBN: 9780439050234

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6635

A duck decides to ride a bike and soon influences all the other animals on the farm to ride bikes too.

How to Ride a Bike

Author: Sir Chris Hoy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600635848

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 4778

'Chris is someone I've always looked up to. A true role model.' - Geraint Thomas, 2018 Tour de France winner An invaluable manual for cyclists of all ages, experience and ability, which will help them achieve peak performance. Full of practical advice, this book includes information on: Strength conditioning to improve your performance Targeted training plans to focus on strengthening weaker areas Bike care & maintenance Riding different terrains & environments Road cycling skills & safety The book will also help you explore your five key abilities of cycling fitness, defined as the maximum effort you can maintain for the following periods of time: 6 seconds (max sprinting) 30-60 seconds (sub-max sprinting) 3-5 minutes (VO2 max) 1 hour (zone of transition) Several hours (long steady distance riding) This book is training toolbox to structure bespoke sessions to improve these five facets of performance. How to Ride a Bike also features diet and weight loss advice, the psychology of cycling, and stories and anecdotes from Sir Chris Hoy's Olympic track career. Full of helpful and inspiring advice for those getting on a bike for the first time in a while, along with plenty of tips and tricks for seasoned cyclists looking to take it up a notch, this is a book for beginners and pros alike.

Life Is a Wheel

Author: Bruce Weber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451695020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3089

"Based on his popular series in the New York Times chronicling his cross-country bicycle trip, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares his adventures from his solo ride across the USA. Riding a bicycle across the US is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few achieve. Bestselling author and New York Times reporter Bruce Weber made the trip, solo, over the summer and fall of 2011--at the age of fifty-seven. Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of his journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world, in the country, and in his life. The story begins on the Oregon coast with a middle-aged man wondering what he's gotten himself into and ends in triumph on the George Washington Bridge, wondering how soon he might try it again. Part travelogue, part memoir, part paean to the bicycle as a simple and elegant mode of both mobility and self-expression--and part wry and panicky account of a fifty-seven-year-old man's attempt to stave off mortality--Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and entertaining escape for any armchair traveler"--