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Reviews

  • Gem of a book

    Economist
  • Penn writes with a Bill-Brysonesque facility for concentrating a lot of information and research into an easy-to-read ... Best of all ... his account enriches your enjoyment of a ride

    Tim Dawson, Cycle Guy, Sunday Times
  • Fantastic ... Well worth a read if, like me, you love cycling!

    Paul Smith
  • Artfully, Penn turns his quest for hardware ... into a worldwide spin around cycling and its culture

    William Fotheringham, Guardian
  • The pages overflow with pioneers, mavericks and geniuses - certainly, it is hard to imagine anyone who reads this book being able to buy a bike "off the peg" again

    Tim Lewis, Observer
  • I've just spent a week pedalling slowly from Windermere to Aviemore with a copy of Penn's zealous eulogy in my pannier. His infectious admiration for the exhilarating sociability of cycling, coupled with reverence for quality craftsmanship, made highly engaging company ... appreciate the wit and enthusiasm of this unusual odyssey

    James Urquhart, Independent
  • Penn tells us that the bicycle, as we know it, was invented in 1885 and is the most efficient form of transport ever devised... A joyful book

    William Leith, The Scotsman
  • Bike-lit is booming, and while 'cross-country hardtail' might not have the same ring to it as 'penny-farthing', there's evidently little to do with cycling about which Robert Penn can't wax lyrical. Whether his subject is spokes or saddle sores, he is relentlessly enthusiastic... Penn's amiability is puncture-proof

    Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail
  • [H]is adrenalin-charged enthusiasm... delivers a good ride... The social history is snappy and his almost religious quest for ultimate craftsmanship full of wit.

    James Urquhart, Financial Times

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