A book club for cyclists

Published by Lyn on 10 December 2011

There aren't many times when I think I'd prefer to be back battling red buses and white van men in London rather than trundling about the French countryside with the kids, but I got that London feeling recently when I heard about the London Cycling Book Club.

I know quite a few London-based cyclists visit the site, so I thought the club was worthy of a post in our brand spanking new books section.

The group meets regularly in London to discuss cycling books and anything else to do with riding. Their blog often also has some other random and entertaining bits and bobs too, like this great vintage bike photo and weblink.

Currently on the winter reading list is The Lost Cyclist (UK, US) by David Herlihy. It's the story of how American Frank Lenz set out to cycle the world in 1892, only to disappear in Turkey while en route to Europe. The book club's website carries an interview with Herlihy, who will be a guest at the group's next meeting on December 14.

The club is on Twitter @CyclingBookclub (where you can also follow us @freewheelfrance).

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