The Bike and Beyond

Life on Two Wheels in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Pages: 104

RRP: $14.99

ISBN: 9780947518011

DOI: 10.7810/9780947518011

The bicycle is a time machine, a link to the past. But sometimes the bicycle also feels like a link to the future – not the future we once imagined, the one with flying cars and replicators, but more like the one the Victorians might have pictured: streets crowded with bikes, strange ones of all kinds.

The bicycle – cheap, healthy and little-changed in more than a century – is, for Laura Williamson, more than just about sport or transport. Riding a bike brings moments of joy, liberation, revolution and change. From cycling suffragists to the Christchurch rebuild, life on two wheels spins us out beyond well-trod paths to a fresh and fast-moving take on New Zealand.

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