The Young Cyclist's Companion

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This book is aimed at young people who are already proficient cyclists and are keen to learn more.

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Please note delivery of accessories may be delayed due to strikes by the Royal Mail. The dates can be found below and up-to-date information is published here. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Wednesday 30 November and Thursday 1 December 2022.

Christmas delivery

For Christmas delivery we'd advise placing orders for bikes by the 9th December. For accessories, please order by the 19th December.

Accessories delivery

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Bikes delivery

In stock bikes are usually shipped within 14 days of you ordering as they undergo a Pre Delivery Inspection before dispatch. Bikes are delivered by DPD who provide a delivery window via text message on the day. Delivery of electric cargo bikes costs £40. This service is available to all mainland UK postcodes. Click and collect for electric cargo bikes is free.

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Returns

We accept returns on orders up to 14 days after the items arrive with you. All accessory returns should be in saleable condition and be sent to our Hackney address with a note which has your name and order number on it. Refunds are processed within five working days.

International Shipping

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Product Description

A brisk guide for the aspirant bike rider all the way from choosing a first bike to techniques for wheelies and bunny hops and the finer points of riding in a group.

Who doesn't remember what it feels like to be a young person on a bike. Cycling offers kids unrivalled freedom and independence.

The book explains all the basics: How to choose a bike (types of bike, getting the right fit), basic maintenance (changing a tire, cleaning your bike), cycling techniques (pedalling, gearing, cornering, bunny hops) and next-level cycling (competitions and training).

Alongside these informative texts there is a cornucopia of facts and trivia about the unusual habits of famous cyclists, the weirdest, biggest, furthest and longest bikes and journeys, the most useful cycling life-hacks, etc. This multi-layering of information makes this an inspirational read on many levels.

  • 'A clear, fun, accessible, accurate, and encouraging guide for kids who love to bike.' Kirkus Starred Review
  • 'Quotes from famous cyclists, a time line of bicycle history, and quick cycling facts complement the attractive design. A helpful guide'. Booklist
  • 'This would make a great gift for fans of cycling, so the readers could reference it again and again'. Youth Services Book Review
  • 'The Young Cyclist's Companion is a must-have for any young adult who owns or is learning to ride a bicycle'. Midwest Book Review
  • 'Packed with a surprisingly large amount of useful and entertaining information. Best of all it makes you want to get out and ride'. Bikemonger
  • 'This would make an ideal starting point for Bike ability in schools and a fantastic gift for young cyclists'. My Shelves Are Full
  • 'A fantastic foray into the world of cycling and all things 'bike' for children, which could not have come at a better time'. The Literacy Tree
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