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EyeCycle’s very own Rob Ainsley has launched a new blog. In his announcement of its launch he wrote:
“Cycling in London has more than doubled in the last ten years – but looking at blogs and websites, you would hardly know it.
So I thought it was about time that someone started a cycling blog that was genuinely witty and fun to read; well illustrated; well informed; bang up to the minute with the issues; and, most important, refreshed every single day, giving you that regular office fix.
And who knows, one day that might happen. Instead, in the meantime, there’s my new blog ‘Real cycling’:
If you enjoy reading it half as much as I enjoy writing it, then I’ll enjoy writing it twice as much as you enjoy reading it.”
And if you missed it, he wrote the highly amusing and amazingly practical: 50 Quirky Bike Rides Around England and Wales. You should buy it and give it to a cycling friend.
There is a great selection of titles that make great summer reads from our imprints: Eye Books, Can of Worms and Civic Books (see below) and the Hereford Times has just selected Peter Burden’s News of the world? Fake Sheikhs & Royal Trappings as one of their choices, see the review here.
For the armchair cyclist, Rob Ainsley’s 50 Quirky Bike Rides Around England & Wales takes a revolutionary look at some fun ways to take the pressure out of cycling and making it fun again. What goes around comes around.
If you want to get serious with your armchair cycling, forget Mark Beaumont (currently on BBC Two with his cycling around the world) and read Alastair Humphrey’s tandem of titles Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine which recount with great humour and insight the reality of undertaking an around the world bicycle ride.
If mayhem and murder are more your thing, British Comedy Award winner Chips Hardy’s Each Day A Small Victory is described by best selling author Jake Arnott (The Long Firm) as ‘Pulp Fiction meets Wind in the Willows’, and in Can of Worms’s graphic version of Othello the page becomes the stage for Shakespeare’s tragedy of jealousy, passion, deceit and the destruction of overwhelming love.
The Cycling Touring and Campaigning (CTC) magazine, Cycle, has published a review of 50 Quirky Bike Rides by Eye Books author Rob Ainsley.
A bit like Dr Who’s Tardis, this slim paperback conceals a cavernous interior, with copious facts about unusual biking experiences all over England and Wales. Each ride includes a ‘snackstop’, a ‘bevvy break’, a tourist tick list (making sightseeing a doddle) and details of further information sources. Yet more icing on the cake comes in the form of a dedicated website with maps of all the routes shown. The book will interest a whole spectrum of riders, from casual pootlers to dedicated cycle tourers. A great book.
Visit Rob’s website here.