Book review: My Book of Bike Activities by Catherine Bruzzone

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As cycling fans gear up for next month’s Tour de France, now is the perfect time to get your kids pumping the pedals… indoors as well as outdoors!

My Book of Bike Activities, written by Catherine Bruzzone and inspired by her own passion for family cycling, is the latest ‘wheelie good book’ from b small publishing which specialises in bilingual and colourful, fun activity books for young children.

Aimed at girls and boys aged from six years, this brilliant summer season sparkler, fully illustrated throughout by Jo Moore and Anne Wilson, is packed full of fun facts about bikes from exciting BMXs and sturdy mountain bikes to the latest ultra-cool Velodrome racers.

Budding young cyclists will love getting the lowdown on super aerodynamic recumbent bikes that can go faster than the uprights, home-made bikes that you could use on ice and some strange, futuristic models that might never be built but are amazing to look at.

Discover which is the longest bike in the world, who cycled down a volcano at 107mph, how the penny-farthing got its name and what a peloton is.

Packed with these and other fascinating cycle facts, My Book of Bike Activities keeps the wheels turning with colourful puzzles, practical tips on mending a puncture, step-by-step guides to performing tricks and pages of cycle-friendly activities like spotting cycling symbols, completing a quiz and finding hidden cycle words.

So when the rain puts a dampener on the thrills of outdoor cycling this summer, head straight for the bookshelf and let the kids enjoy a spin with the next best thing!

(b small publishing, paperback, £6.99)