Discover this nugget. The book Taking the Road is a true archival work on cycling travel.
From the escapades of Zola in the countryside near Paris to the clandestine journeys of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre under the Occupation, from the draisienne to the gravel, this book traces the history of the great cycling epic, the one that pushed back the borders of the world and of the imagination.
On infernal roads emerging from the mists of time, the first cyclists, these great pioneers, pedaled, suffered and marveled at the peoples and landscapes of a new world. A world which has abolished distances and which has challenged the balance thanks to balance bikes, high-bi or speed bikes.
They travel in groups, refuse competition, develop their own culture and conceive the project of a society of progress, in harmony with nature.