About Cycling Science

book-covers-internationalThis blog is a continuation of the book Cycling Science, written by me, Max Glaskin, and published in hardback in the US by University of Chicago Press, in the UK by Frances Lincoln, in Japan by Kawadeshobo-Shinsha, in Germany by Delius Klasing Verlag, in South Korea by Myung, in Finland by Docendo, in France by Editions Vigot , in Russia by Eksmo, in Italy by White Star and now in Spain and Latin America by Quarto Iberoamericana.

The US version is also available through Amazon.com as a Kindle edition. A UK soft cover edition was published in September 2016 and promptly won a top review from Neil Gander at road.cc.

In February 2019 a revised UK paperback edition, with a startling yellow cover, new photos and improved text, was published by Ivy Press, which is part of the Quarto Group. So that’s 13 different editions in nine different languages (if you consider US English the same as UK English).Cycling Science yellow cover 2019

This blog initially presented more findings from science and research that are relevant to cycling.

However, I have been taking a break from blogging because I’ve been contributing cycling and science articles to several magazines and websites.

Cycling Weekly which hosts some of my news stories hereMountain Bike Rider (known as mbr to its loyal fans) publishes my stories in print anonymously and republishes them online under the bylines of my think-yourself-faster-in-mbr-sep-2016
editors, which makes them not very easy to find.
Cyclist has some of my contributions online while Bicycling, the website of the US magazine, curates a few but you’ll have to be quick because they get taken down after a few weeks. It’s the same for my stories at the BikeRadar site – now you see ’em, now you don’t.

Until early 2016 I was contributing also to Cycling Active and to Cycle Sport magazines but they are no longer published – for which I’m not to blame!

If my contributions to magazines and websites end, this blog will resume presenting more findings from science research that are pinot-photorelevant to cycling.

In the meantime, a jolly podcast about my book, talking to the people at Velocast, went live on the web in September 2013. Sadly it can no longer be streamed or downloaded.

On the other hand, I was the expert guest on the world’s most popular (and only?) TV science chat show, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, StarTalk, which you can still watch if you’re in the US and want to see a grown man (not me) defending a notorious  cycling cheat.

The lovely people at Beyond Borders Scotland have posted online a video of me talking about science and cycling during their 2016 Festival of Literature & Thought.

You can find related tweets at @cyclingscience1 and short items on Facebook under Cycling Science.

You can also come to the live cycling and science presentations which I give at science festivals and other events in the UK. There are also fun, family-friendly cycling science rides. You may know HOW a bicycle works but we explore the science of WHY it works with demonstrations and experiments.

Contact me if you would like me to bring a Cycling Science Ride to your event.

I hope my book, blog, magazine articles, presentations and led rides may stimulate interest, debate and discussion.

You may disagree with my words – comments are always welcome.

But reviewers and readers around the world seem to like the book a lot.

I hope you do, too.

2 Responses to “About Cycling Science”

  1. Jerry Murphy Says:

    This is an enjoyable and very informative book, though the graphic on p. 48 (US ed) showing the top tube in tension seems incorrect. Using an app at http://www.ibiblio.org/links/devmodules/bicycle/html/analysisofloads_theory2.html I could only configure top tubes in compression. Have I missed an important point?
    Jerry Murphy

    • quitehuman Says:

      Hi Jerry, Thanks for the kind words about the book and for pointing out the error on the graphic of page 48. We’ll fix it in future editions. And that applet you cite is excellent – wish I’d come across it sooner. Kind regards, Max

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