At a time when there were no easy guides to turn to for experience in British sports, The Classic Guide to Cycling was an imperative and insightful glance into its history and benefits when first written, thanks to the dedication of the Rt-Hon. Earl of Albemarle and G. Lacy Hillier. A cyclist enthusiast, not only did the Earl coin the name for the National Cyclists' Union, but was also its president, demonstrating his keen knowledge and experience as an avid sportsman. As Lacy Hillier remarked, 'No history of cycling in the future will be complete which does not do full justice to the efforts of the late Earl of Albemarle to further the interests and the well-being of the sport.' With original illustrations, this updated version of The Classic Guide to Cycling is a must for any bike enthusiast.