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'A Bicycle Odyssey' book triology
'A Bicycle Odyssey' the award winning trilogy of coffee table books. As a contribution to International Environmental Year, Michael Austin and Mel Platt undertook a cycle ride from London to Peking. An 18 month venture turned into a five year 'Bicycle Odyssey' taking in 22 countries and 30,000 km, ranging through Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and some of the worlds most spectacular terrain, across the Karakoram Highway, from Pakistan into China, and onto Japan, with a ride from Tokyo to Osaka. These beautiful books form a photographic journal of this epic journey and are fascinating for everybody - cycle enthusiast or otherwise.
Flying Lady Gladiator Cycles Poster
Inspiration for our pewter clock and wall plaque this is the most famous and memorable bicycle poster of all time, 'The Gladiator,' printed in France circa 1895. beautifully illustrated and coloured. "Sans egale est la bicyclette Gladiator" "The Gladiator is without equal." - Quote from the original advertisement, 1895.