Sir Chris is excited to announce the publication of his first non-fiction book, On Your Bike, today (20 October 2016).
On your Bike is an illustrated, comprehensive guide for children to choosing, maintaining and making the most of their bikes with top tips and tricks from Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy. The book will encourage children to have fun cycling, keep safe, and record their cycling adventures.
This entertaining and informative book will teach children all they need to know about the wonderful world of cycling. Using the Flying Fergus characters (illustrated by Clare Elsom) to assist Sir Chris in teaching children about bikes, and a scrapbook-style collage of nostalgic snapshots from his own childhood on a bike as well as technical drawings, diagrams and practical photography, this book draws on the Olympic champion’s wealth of expertise in a fun, friendly and accessible format. The book also features access to bonus step-by-step videos of Sir Chris demonstrating key tips and tricks.
Emma Matthewson, Publishing Director of Piccadilly Press said: “We are so proud to be publishing this brilliant ‘how to’ cycle book for children. Who could be better to introduce your child to cycling than the much loved Olympian Sir Chris Hoy? The videos and tips make this a great fun, must-have book for any parent and child wanting to get the most out of cycling.”
Jane Harris of Piccadilly Press commented: “Sir Chris Hoy is a brilliant ambassador for Piccadilly Press and for inspiring children to read – we are thrilled to be working in partnership with him.”
Sir Chris said: “I’m so excited to be working in partnership with Piccadilly Press on my first non-fiction book for children. I hope that On Your Bike will introduce children – and parents – to the joy of cycling, providing a fun, informative and accessible guide to making the most of your bike.”