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.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.