Easy Rider: A Kiwi's Guide to Cycling

Author(s): Jon Bridges

New Zealand

More and more Kiwis are keen to take up cycling, but don't know how to start. Popular media personality Jon Bridges wants to take biking to the masses – and have a good dose of fun along the way. Easy Rider outlines the many joys of riding a bike in New Zealand, and provides a complete beginners' guide – from riding for fun, to commuting, riding for fitness, mountain biking and even racing. We learn about the reasons for, the reasons against (there aren't any), the basics of buying a bike and getting started, riding in New Zealand traffic, training and racing, safety and etiquette, maintenance, gizmos, gadgets, Lycra – and so much more. Told with Jon's amiable sense of comedy, boundless energy and passion for the subject, and accompanied by illustrations and photographs throughout, Easy Rider is your one-stop bike shop. Two-wheeled heaven is just one enjoyable read away. (This book, that is.)


Product Information

Jon Bridges has two lives. In one, he is a well-known TV presenter/producer, comedian, radio personality, commentator and author: he has appeared on Ice TV, hosted the Channel Z breakfast show, been a columnist for the New Zealand Listener and currently produces the award-winning TV3 comedy programme 7 Days, among other questionable media achievements. In his other life, Jon is known as 'the guy who's always riding a bike'. This started in 1973 with a maroon Raleigh Sport, continued with a job in a bike shop that paid his way through high school, took him overseas on a 5500-kilometre bike odyssey around Europe, and even saw him crowned the 2009 Counties Manukau Cycling Club winter series C grade road-cycling champion (a highly coveted prize indeed). Jon lives in Auckland with the two loves of his life: his wife Gemma and Avanti Quantum Team road bike

General Fields

  • : 9780143568384
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : October 2012
  • : 215x168mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jon Bridges
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 203
  • : Colour and Black and White