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The Bicycle Colouring Book for grown-ups - coming next month

120-page book is work of Shan Yiang, the man behind The Ride Journal's stunning cover art...

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.

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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.

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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 joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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