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Cycling For Dummies | Jekkle Textbooks | Zookal Textbooks
  • Author(s) Gavin Wright / Charlie Pickering
  • Edition1
  • Published22nd June 2011
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Australia
  • ISBN9780730376644
Discover the joys and benefitsof riding a bike

Whether you're looking to join the Lycra brigade, tear down
mountain bike trails or simply teach yourself ? or your child
? how to ride, this practical guide covers all your needs,
from choosing the right bike and accessories to hitting the road
and trails. Improve your health and fitness, reduce your carbon
footprint and have fun along the way!




  • Pick the bike and equipment that suit you ? determine
    whether a road bike, mountain bike or something in-between is best
    for you




  • Find the time to incorporate cycling into your lifestyle ?
    start commuting to work and plan your cycling schedule




  • Understand your rights and responsibilities as a cyclist ?
    know the regulations that apply in your local area




  • Stay safe in traffic and off-road ? be seen and heard, and
    feel confident when dealing with potential dangers and hazards




  • Train to improve ? adopt programs to improve your speed
    and endurance on the road, or your fitness and skill for mountain
    biking




  • Prepare yourself and your bike for touring ? research your
    route and transport options, get your bike ready and know what to
    pack




  • Get your kids on a bike ? add a child to your bike, pick
    the right bike for your older child and teach your kids to ride the
    easy way




  • Maintain yourself and your bike ? prevent or ease cycling
    ailments and learn how to repair and service your bike




Open the book and find:




  • How your bike should be adjusted to fit you




  • Advice on the easiest way to get on a bike and start
    pedalling




  • How to avoid dangers presented by cars, trucks, dogs and
    birds




  • Tips for riding with other people




  • Pointers on incorporating cycling into the school run




  • Guidelines for eating and drinking before, during and after
    cycling




  • The ten best rides in Australia and New Zealand




  • Ten great tours and races from around the world




Learn to:




  • Choose the right bike for you and your lifestyle




  • Select the best gear to keep you looking good and riding
    well




  • Obey the road rules and stay safe




  • Find your riding style, from off-roading to cycling with
    kids



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  • Author(s) Gavin Wright / Charlie Pickering
  • Edition1
  • Published22nd June 2011
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Australia
  • ISBN9780730376644
Discover the joys and benefitsof riding a bike

Whether you're looking to join the Lycra brigade, tear down
mountain bike trails or simply teach yourself ? or your child
? how to ride, this practical guide covers all your needs,
from choosing the right bike and accessories to hitting the road
and trails. Improve your health and fitness, reduce your carbon
footprint and have fun along the way!




  • Pick the bike and equipment that suit you ? determine
    whether a road bike, mountain bike or something in-between is best
    for you




  • Find the time to incorporate cycling into your lifestyle ?
    start commuting to work and plan your cycling schedule




  • Understand your rights and responsibilities as a cyclist ?
    know the regulations that apply in your local area




  • Stay safe in traffic and off-road ? be seen and heard, and
    feel confident when dealing with potential dangers and hazards




  • Train to improve ? adopt programs to improve your speed
    and endurance on the road, or your fitness and skill for mountain
    biking




  • Prepare yourself and your bike for touring ? research your
    route and transport options, get your bike ready and know what to
    pack




  • Get your kids on a bike ? add a child to your bike, pick
    the right bike for your older child and teach your kids to ride the
    easy way




  • Maintain yourself and your bike ? prevent or ease cycling
    ailments and learn how to repair and service your bike




Open the book and find:




  • How your bike should be adjusted to fit you




  • Advice on the easiest way to get on a bike and start
    pedalling




  • How to avoid dangers presented by cars, trucks, dogs and
    birds




  • Tips for riding with other people




  • Pointers on incorporating cycling into the school run




  • Guidelines for eating and drinking before, during and after
    cycling




  • The ten best rides in Australia and New Zealand




  • Ten great tours and races from around the world




Learn to:




  • Choose the right bike for you and your lifestyle




  • Select the best gear to keep you looking good and riding
    well




  • Obey the road rules and stay safe




  • Find your riding style, from off-roading to cycling with
    kids



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