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Two Wheels Good

by Jody Rosen


'Full of delightful anecdotes and interviews and fascinating historical tales' Mail on Sunday

A panoramic portrait of the wonderous vehicle whose passenger is also its engine.

A toy, a tool, a liberator, or complete nuisance: the bicycle has been many things to many people over the decades, yet it endures as the most popular form of transport in the world. How has such a simple machine achieved so much?

Combining history, travelogue and memoir, Jody Rosen reshapes our understanding of this ubiquitous vehicle from its invention in 1817 to its present-day renaissance as a 'green machine'. Readers meet unforgettable characters: women's suffragists who steered bikes to the barricades in the 1890s, a Bhutanese king who races mountain bikes in the Himalayas, astronauts who ride a floating bicycle in zero gravity.

By examining the bicycle's past and peering into its future, Two Wheels Good forms a joyful ode to an engineering marvel of global importance.

'Funny, precise, surprising' Adam Gopnik

'Love for two-wheeled transport runs through every sentence' Economist

'Wry, rich, deeply researched' Patrick Radden Keefe

352 pages.

ISBN: 9780099593591

€ 13.75 

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Date of Publication: 17/08/2023

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