Two new books to get you inspired about cycling and cycling in the English Welsh borders.
First up ” A Guide to Slow Travel in the Marches” by Les Lumsdon. Loads of ideas of how to get around the Marches (which means the borderlands of England & Wales), without using a car. And of course bikes are integral part of that… as well as buses, trains and your feet. If you’d like to find out more about Slow Travel visit their website or order a book, click here (in the spirit of slow travel its being produced by a local publishing firm)
The next book has had more national media coverage – its all about how to design the prefect bike & the skills of the makers of the various components. “Its all about the Bike” by Robert Penn. Bikes are perfect machines for getting us around & it would be a joy to be able to follow Robert Penn’s example & put a custom made bike together…. (although not necessarily with the air miles involved in making his book & film). In the meantime, it makes you appreciate the sheer skill & precision engineering of the various component makers & the joy of getting a bike to fit you exactly – which always makes pedalling easier.
We use Trek bikes for our cycling holidays, & spend a lot of time getting the right bikes & accessories for our cycling holidaymakers & fitting them out correctly when they arrive to start a holiday. Like Robert Penn, our holidays are all about “The pursuit of happiness on two wheels”. If you’d like to buy a copy of the book, click here