A celebration of the bicycle and its wideranging cultural impact worldwide; an insider view into the world of cycling bound to inspire the imagination of professional and amateur cyclists alike. Guy Andrews is the founder and former editor of Rouleur magazine, and author of Magnum Cycling, also published by Thames & Hudson.
c. 125 illustrations 26.5 x 20.0 cm 192pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 519608 January £29.95
The Brooks Compendium of Cycling Culture Riveting Stories and Curiosities from Cosmopolitan Great Britain General Editor: Guy Andrews 88
Saddle manufacturer Brooks England have been a British household name and an international cycling icon for 150 years. What continues to motivate and inspire this classic marque? With the help of a variety of writers, artists, journalists, designers, photographers and illustrators, this eclectic miscellany of cycling’s joys depicts Brooks’s unique and idiosyncratic view of the wide-ranging impact of the bicycle and its place in the world, alongside its dedication to function, quality and style. While Brooks is, at its heart, a British company, the team explores the bicycle as a worldwide phenomenon that has connected people and continues to provide lone travellers with a gateway to all corners of the earth. Alongside these ambitious journeys, the simple joy of cycling to work, the sense of freedom and adventure afforded to all those who cycle for leisure, and the satisfaction gleaned from crafting the bicycle itself are all exalted. The result isn’t a book about a saddle maker, but a collection of fascinating contributions from leading creatives from a broad cultural spectrum who are as passionate about their cycling as they are about their work.