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The Bike to Work Book is to be co-published in November by myself here at Quickrelease.tv Towers and Tim Grahl’s CommuteByBike.com of the US. We met through membership of the Spokesmen bike industry roundtable podcast (which has a new serious/funny episode online right now).
The Bike to Work Book is a print title but it will also leverage the internet to reach a larger audience than possible through traditional book publishing. The print version will be available on Amazon.com and other booksellers from mid-November but the book will also be available as a paid-for rich-media e-book and there will be a free, cut-down version of the book available as a PDF, sent via iTunes. The e-formats will be available earlier than the printed book.
The health and economic benefits of cycling are flagged on the book’s back cover.
Tour de France commentator Phil Liggett said: “This book could save you $3500 a year. And you’ll be lighter and stronger into the bargain.”
Transport psychologist Dr Ian Walker of the University of Bath said: “Cycling is an important life expectancy predictor. Because it becomes part of your daily routine, cycling to work helps you live longer. This book could be the most important you ever read.”
Dr Walker was the guest on the second BikeToWorkBook.com podcast. Click below to listen to it right here right now or get a regular dose via iTunes. A new episode will be recorded and published later this week.