What’s the book about?


Cyclists were the pioneers of motoring.


First automobiles had more cycle DNA in them than carriage DNA

Hardtop history

Macadam. Tarmac. Setts. Asphalt. Solid surfaces are more important than you may think.

Good Roads movement

How the League of American Wheelmen pushed for better roads.

Roads Improvement Association

The RIA was created in 1886 – before motoring was legal in the UK – by the Cyclists' Touring Club and the National Cyclists' Union.

Who owns the roads?

People do. Not people just in cars.