The Young Cyclist's Companion
This book is aimed at young people who are already proficient cyclists and are keen to learn more. It explains all the basics: How to choose a bike (types of bike, getting the right fit), basic maintenance (changing a tire, cleaning your bike), cycling techniques (pedalling, gearing, cornering, bunny hops) and next level cycling (competitions and training).
Alongside these informative texts there is a cornucopia of facts and trivia about the unusual habits of famous cyclists, the weirdest, biggest, furthest and longest bikes and journeys, the most useful cycling life-hacks, etc. This multi-layering of information makes this an inspirational read on many levels.
The format of this book is well thought out. Inspiring quotes are placed throughout the book to boost positivity about biking. Pictures are of real children with some cartoon styled ones to show techniques. The colors of everything pop and I love the section in the beginning that shows the history of the bicycle. There's also an informative section that explains what you should do if you get into an accident, which is an important thing children should know.
Final Verdict: THE YOUNG CYCLIST'S COMPANION contains just about everything children should know about biking and there's so much information packed into it that it's a great learning source. Not only will it educate them on how to do things correctly, it'll also give children a boost of encouragement to do more than just simply hopping on a random bike.