Back on Your Bike

All the Stuff You Need to Know to be a Cyclist Again


This book is not yet published, but will be available from November 2020.

ISBN: 9781786279255 Category:

Alan Anderson


Many of us have recently dusted off an old bike and got back in the saddle for the first time in years. This is great news; we will be enjoying the health, financial, and emotional benefits for decades. But if you’ve not ridden a bike since childhood, it’s a challenging prospect. This book is a confidence builder for the nervous new or re-newed cyclist. In three clear stages the book covers the benefits of cycling, looking after your bike thereby avoiding trips to the bike workshop, and above all, the real-world advice you need to become a confident cycling commuter and road user. Engagingly written by cycling expert and author Alan Anderson, all this comes in a small, readable format, with attractive illustrations by David Sparshott.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 12 x 18.1 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 26 November 2020
Number of pages 45
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by David Sparshott
Dimensions 12 x 18.1 cm
Weight 300 g

Alan Anderson's first book about cyling Muck, Sweat and Gears (Carlton) is now in its third edition and has sold over 35,000 copies in the UK. Also author of How to Build a Bike in a Weekend, he volunteers at a community bike workshop during the week, and rides the Sussex Downs at the weekend.

Alan Anderson has toured Europe and all over England, commuted to work in the countryside and across London, and written a successful book about cycle culture, history and sport. Passionate about the benefits of bike riding for all, he is also enthusiastic about the mindful joy of fixing, tuning and fettling a bicycle to perfection.

David Sparshott is a London-based illustrator who studied at the Bristol School of Art, graduating in 2006. David has worked as a Visiting Lecturer at UWE Bristol and run youth drawing workshops as part of the Architecture Foundation's continuing 'Urban Pioneers' project. Selected clients include Nike, Oxford University, the New York Times and Tropicana.