Colouring books for adults have been “a thing” as they say for several years – and now one has been published that targets cyclists looking for an outlet for their creative urges.
The Bicycle Colouring Book - Journey To The Edge Of The World will be published next month by Laurence King and costs £12.95.
It’s got a great pedigree – the line drawings throughout the 120-page book are the work of Shan Jiang who is behind the striking artwork on the cover of The Ride Journal for the past few years.
If you’re familiar with the London-based artist and designer's work for the magazine, you’ll know that it combines elements of cycling and fantasy, and so it is with the pictures here.
All you have to do is let your imagination run riot and get the pencils, felt-tips or whatever other medium you choose out and start colouring in.
According to publishers Laurence King,
The Bicycle Colouring Book follows the fantastic journey of a bicycle exploring an unknown, fantastical world – without its rider! The book is bursting with imaginative and intricate illustrations that cry out to be coloured in amazing detail. As you colour don’t forget to look out for the bicycle’s cute companion (who appears in every scene) and the illustration details that form a cleverly designed flip book. A stunning gift book that will appeal to lovers of cycling and urban art, as well as to committed colouring fans.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.