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Phil's Bicycle Book 2/e

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Phils Bicycle Book is definitely not for racers or experts. Its a step by step guide to teach you all the basics about bikes and cycling.

With the help of many colour photographs and diagrams, these are just some of the things youll learn:

  • Benefits of cycling for your health, transport, environment and fun
  • Why types of bikes you can choose from
  • How to ride safely
  • How to change gears
  • All about riding with children
  • Which acaessories will give you the most benefit
  • How to carry your bike in or on your car
  • Basic maintenance, including how to fix a flat tyre
  • A brief introduction to each form of cycle sport
  • A host of useful contact details

Author Phil Latz, who founded Australias largest and oldest cyclying media company Bicycling Australia in 1989, has had a lifelong passion for taking the mystique out of cycling and helping people to enhance their cycling experience. Enjoy the ride!

Chapter 1 - Why Should I ride?

Chapter 2 - Which Bike Should I Buy?

Chapter 3 - Before you Ride, Safety First!

Chapter 4 - How to Ride Safely and Efficiently

Chapter 5 - Children

Chapter 6 - Accessorise!

Chapter 7 - Transporting and Storing Your Bike

Chapter 8 - Maintaining Your Bike

Chapter 9 - Taking Precautions

Chapter 10 - An Armchair Viewers Guide to Cycle Sport

Chapter 11 - Looking for More?

Appendix/ useful contacts


  • Includes a foreword by Mark Beretta, Sports Presenter on Sunrise Channel 7
  • Affordable $24.95 price point
  • Includes all you need to know to start cycling 
  • Strong focus on safety for all riders, particularly children learning to ride

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