An illustrated, comprehensive guide for children to choosing, maintaining and making the most of your bike with top tips and tricks from Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy.
This entertaining and informative book will teach children all they need to know about the wonderful world of cycling. Using the Flying Fergus characters (illustrated by Clare Elsom) to assist Sir Chris in teaching children about bikes, and a scrapbook-style collage of nostalgic snapshots from his own childhood on a bike as well as technical drawings, diagrams and practical photography, this book draws on the Olympic champion's wealth of expertise in a fun, friendly and accessible format. Ring-bound to lie flat so you can practise the techniques alongside your bike in the garage, the book also features access to bonus step-by-step videos of Sir Chris demonstrating key tips and tricks.
Including: How to Choose Your Bike: BMX or racer, mountain bike or hybrid - which tribe are you? Clothing and Kit: cycling essentials for riding in all weathers and safety gear for being safe and seen on the road. Bike Maintenance: step by step diagrams of how to change a tyre, check your bike for wear and tear, with access to bonus video footage of Sir Chris Hoy Top Tricks and Fun Games: how to perfect a wheelie and other cool tricks, racing games and ideas to spice up cycling sessions in the park. A Fill-In-Your-Own Cycling Log with ideas and hints, quizzes and much more.
Sir Chris Hoy MBE was born and raised in Edinburgh. He raced BMX until he was 14. Chris won his first world medal in 1999 - a silver in the Team Sprint - and has won 11 world and two Commonwealth titles to date. Chris won his first Olympic gold medal in Athens in 2004 and went on to win three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. In 2012 at his home Olympic Games in London, Chris won his fifth and sixth gold medals- in the Keirin and Team Sprint- becoming Great Britain's most successful Olympic athlete of all time with six gold medals and one silver. Chris was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2008 and awarded a Knighthood in 2009. Follow Chris at www.chrishoy.com or on Twitter: @chrishoy
Joanna Nadin is the author of more than 30 books for children and young people. She has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and is a former broadcast journalist and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister. She lives in Bath. Follow Joanna at www.joannanadin.com on Twitter: @joannanadin
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