By Paul Fournel
Author Paul Fournel is a master at describing the joy that we all feel while on the bike; riding with friends, riding alone, or dreaming of the Tour de France.
Vélo is a book that's long overdue. Best known for his classic Need For The Bike–many of those pieces are part of this new book, along with several of Paul's Rouleur Magazine columns–but everything about this publication is perfectly executed. Hardcover binding, foil-stamped cover, beautiful illustrations by Jo Burt–this is the book that will supplant Need For The Bike and earn a permanent place on your library's shelves.
"Overall this is a very enjoyable book that’s actually better in this format than the original French paperback. It's escapism and reminds me of Tim Krabbé’s The Rider because of the detail and the tight prose. Whilst Krabbé’s mind wanders during a race, Fournel has wandered on many roads during his life, and his recollections are an enjoyable take on what it is to ride a bike..." - The Inner Ring review, September 2012
Hardcover | 159 pages | 6.5" x 8.5" | Black and white illustrations by Jo Burt throughout