I have the Wheel of life; 
Soiled with my city's dust, 
From the struggle and the strife
Of the narrow street I fly
To the Road's felicity. 
To clear from me the frown 
Of the moody toil of town...

This collection of poems covers cycling in all its moods; from the exhilaration of bicycle racing to the lyrical reflections of touring through the countryside, to the every-day challenges of commuting and repairs.

Taken from books and magazines of the early days of bicycles, these poems, most of them by unknown writers, will still amuse and inspire today’s riders with the timeless highs (and lows) of cycling.