Robin Barton is a London-based journalist specialising in travel, sport and fitness. He co-edited the Independent on Sunday's Sports Active section, focusing on cycling, and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines including the Independent, the Observer, What Mountain Bike and Wanderlust. He has also contributed to Fodor's and AA travel guides. An experienced cyclist, he's raced in Europe and mountain biked through North America.
Winner of the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award, Instructional Category: "The title of Robin Barton's 350-page work couldn't be more apt: it is, indeed, a bible, covering all aspects of cycling from recreational riding to road racing to mountain biking. Nicely designed and filled with crisp, instructive color photographs, the Bible includes up-to-date information on equipment, step-by-step tutorials on cycling technique, sage advice on safety and fitness, helpful hints on maintenance and repairs, and great rides throughout the world."