Issue 2 of the Bicycle Reader

Somewhat later than planned, the second issue of the Bicycle Reader is out, and available for Kindle, Kobo and other ebook readers. It can be read on Apple and Android tablets and phones using the free Kindle app.

Apart from the excellent writing and the breadth of subject, the best thing about the Bicycle Reader? It costs less than a cup of coffee, just £1.53 in the UK and $2.31 in the USA and elsewhere.

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Bicycle Reader #2 on Kobo

In this issue:

Solitaire is the only game in town for Tim Dawson

Crossing the Caucasus
John Foster Fraser recalls one of the early circumnavigations crossing from Europe to Asia

Cycling is a (very fun) political process
If we ride with élan, cyclists will soon rule the roads, says Patrick Field

Moving On
Christine Peterson reaps dividends from her long-planned investment

Raleigh Recollections
Listeners to The Bike Show share fond reminiscences of cycling lives shaped by Nottingham’s finest

Class and Competition: The Gentrification of Sport Cycling
Cycling can’t unhitch itself from the social pecking order, says Peter Cox

The Pharisees
Only after touring in adversity will you know the real please to be had from a bicycle, according to Kuklos

Anger Management
Paul Lamarra pedals hard to avoid a Glasgow kiss in his home city

The Bicycle Menace
William L. Alden says that the streets are already too choked with cyclists

Fear of Cycling
Dave Horton says that imagined danger deters would-be cyclists

When the chips are down, Jack Thurston prefers not to be alone on the road