I’m very pleased to say that my new book: From A to B – A Cartoon Guide to Getting Around by Bike will be published by Bloomsbury on 8 July 2021.
The follow up to The Cycling Cartoonist, the new book From A to B has a bit of a different slant. I’ve described it as ‘A manifesto for pedal-powered transport’, as it contains all the things I really wanted to say about riding a bike. This is not so much about the sport side of cycling, but more about riding a bike as an everyday means of getting around, and all the joys and challenges that involves. Some of the topics covered: How to get started and choose a bike, staying safe, the problem of traffic, good and bad cycling infrastructure, responses to objections about cycling, going on adventures, and even a bit about how cycling can change the world.
This is all communicated through cartoons, drawn in my usual style. A mixture of comedy and (hopefully) actually useful information. The vast majority of the drawings are brand new material, and most of it was drawn during lockdown in 2020. I really hope you enjoy it. It’s a book for anyone who rides a bike, and especially those who’d like to see more people doing so.
If you’d like to pre-order the book you can do so now using the links below.
Inside you’ll find over 100 full-page cartoons that cast an affectionate eye over the delights and challenges of cycling: from everyday commuting to cycling adventures, and everything in between.
This cartoon manifesto for pedal-powered transport is a mixture of comedic insights and actually useful information, for everyone from beginners to seasoned cycling campaigners. These are funny, thoughtful and powerful cartoons from best-selling cartoonist Dave Walker, celebrating the simple pleasure of getting from A to B on two wheels.
Topics addressed include:
– Motivational sentiments for riding up hills
– Ways to keep your saddle dry in the rain
– Things you could carry on a cargo bike
– A traffic report for the National Cycle Network
Where to buy the book (UK):
Where to buy the book (outside the UK)
You can order from a UK website from 8 July. The book should also be available on other Amazon sites (Amazon.fr, etc) from that date.
Publication in the USA is 7 September.
Pre-order on US Amazon site: Amazon.com
Publication date in Australia is 31 August
Pre-order on Australian Amazon site: Amazon.com.au
Things people have said:
“Pure joy. Happy, generous, funny, kind, wise and full of fresh air. An absolutely wonderful book.” – Jeremy Vine
“A glorious celebration of the wonder and absurdity of cycling” – Ned Boulting
“Dave combines artistic ability with insight to show just why a picture is worth a thousand words. Engaging, entertaining and enlightening without relying on text is a rare ability.” – Chris Boardman
Read through this book as if you were a velocipedinal naysayer, posing perceived obstacles to adopting the bicycle as transport. you may rapidly find that each of those obstacles is undermined one gripe at a time, leaving the non-believer with nowhere to hide.