BMX bikes aren’t just for kids and people from East London. In fact, as Rad Rides: The Best BMX Bikes of all Time will tell you, even the mighty Chris Hoy started out on one.
Rad Rides offers a rich and exhaustive history of the BMX bike from its birth in the Seventies through to its present day status as an Olympic sport.
Through talking to riders and enthusiasts, the book showcases the breadth and depth of BMX culture, from the battered and hard-ridden to flawless one-off works of art. One warning: may make you nostalgic about summer holidays and grazed knees.
Rad Rides: The Best BMX Bikes by Intercity, Gavin Lucas & Stuart Robinson is out 7 May 2012, £18.95