All sports have their quirks and rituals, but cycling has more than most. As the inexorable rise of the bicycle continues, many casual cyclists are moving into a more serious brand of cycling – riding in road races, groups or cycle clubs. And stumbling straight into a minefield of form and etiquette that those who have grown up in the clubs are well acquainted with.
From how to choose the right bike frame to the rules of cycling in a paceline, there are things that any serious cyclist should know. Covering kit, bike, group riding, technique and training, The Road Cyclist’s Companion is a beautifully presented book that is an essential for anyone looking to step up their cycling ambitions.
About the Author
Peter Drinkell is a cycling obsessive photographer and writer. He is the author of The Bike Owner’s Handbook (Cicada, 2012) and the photographer of Road Climbs of the Alps (Thames & Hudson 2019).