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Monday, 9 April 2012

Heels on Wheels, A lady's guide to owning and riding a bike by Katie Dailey

Heels on Wheels: A Lady's Guide to Owning and Riding a Bike

Learning to ride a bike is easy, but getting back on one if you're over the age of 12 -- and have developed a penchant for high heels -- can be a daunting task. In Heels on Wheels Katie Dailey offers sage advice to the modern gal who would like to get back in the saddle after a short (or very long) hiatus, Find out how to choose your trusty steed, stay safe on the road, fix a puncture and select the best lock for your bicycle. As well as this, more pressing issues are covered, including how to combat helmet hair, wearing a skirt without losing your dignity, and all the exciting things you can buy to pimp your ride. So whether you plan on being a weekend cruiser, or a riding-in-all-elements fanatic, Heels on Wheels will make you fall in love with cycling at over again.

I was drawn to this book by its gorgeous cover - of vintage style and in dusky tones of green, pink and beige. When I received the book I was very happy to see that this style was continued throughout the book. The layout of the book reminds me of a scrapbook.

There are six chapters/sections to the book: Getting Started; How to Incorporate Cycling into your Lifestyle; Cycling Safely; Parking (Or, How to Ensure Your Bike Isn't Stolen); Just One Last Question ...; and Bike Maintenance. The book looks at the many styles of bike: would it be best to have a skinny tyred road bike, a shopper or a racing style bike? Which style saddle? are just a few of the questions answered in this book.

I must admit when I first saw this book I thought that this would be a tongue in cheek book about women and bikes, however I was very pleasantly surprised to see that it was a very informative book that  would make a great gift for any lady who has or is thinking of buying themselves a bicycle. 

This book would make a great coffee table book, or a stocking filler for any ladies or young girls who are bike lovers.

I received this book through the Amazon Vine programme.

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