Marie Madigan is an Irish writer and nature conservationist living in North Wales, who spends most of her time walking, cycling and writing (if she's not stuck in a book). It is her ambition to cycle along every road marked in yellow on the Ordnance Survey map of the UK.
When Marie and her partner Adi spent two months cycling around France with a tent, they just wanted a bit of sunshine for a change. During nearly 2,000 slow miles they struggled with hailstones, hills, bad knees and the scarcity of tea pots - only to find, as if they didn't know it already, that no matter what the weather and the road throw at you, life is still better on the back of a bike.
A cheerful and concise guide covering everything beginners and more experienced cycle tourers need to know to enjoy cycle touring, whether a weekend trip near home or a multi-week tour overseas. If you think you have to ride around the world to have an adventure on a bike, this guide will put your mind to rest, with tips to help you get the most enjoyment possible out of your cycle tours.