A compendium of fascinating facts, quotations, statistics, stories, personalities, advice and trivia - fully revised to included cycling's dramatic increase in popularity since this volume was first published - it will inspire and entertain cycling fans and all other readers alike. This revised and updated edition includes stories on: Bono's cycling accident in Central Park, New York * the wedding of Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson, when they rode to church on white bicycles * the 2014 Commonwealth and 2016 Rio Olympic Games cycling events * the Tour de Yorkshire * epic bicycle journeys * MAMIL (middle-aged men in lycra) activities * new technology.Muck, Sweat & Gears is the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life whether he or she is an everyday commuter, mountain biker, cycle courier, tourist or racer.
Alan Anderson was born in London and remembers what it was like to cycle around town in the bad old days before unleaded petrol, catalytic converters and bike lanes. An avid touring cyclist, he has pedalled through the UK and Europe and clocks up a couple of thousand miles a year on the Sussex Downs on his Dawes touring bike. He has contributed book reviews to the New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement and Private Eye. He lives in Brighton and this is his first book.