This much-loved mini-anthology of bicycle poems is a real treat.
Invigorated by some delightful new poems, the selection takes us along the highways and byways of cycling lore, from a freewheeling nun relishing the exhilaration of being on a bike on a hot summer’s day to the young man cycling in his brand new soldier’s uniform at the start of World War One.
In a captivating poem about young love, a girl is waiting to meet a boy whose bicycle seems to encapsulate his glamour:
A bicycle that glitters like
from ‘Girl, Boy, Flower, Bicycle’ by MK Joseph.
Poignant, humorous and unexpected by turn, these poems will delight anyone who loves cycling – as well as those who just like to remember those carefree days when falling off didn’t seem to matter.