I love bicycles! (You know that, of course.)
I also love books.
And it amused me to come across the worry about bicycles hurting books from the first wave of mass participation in cycling.
I knew about the worry about cyclists and church-going. See Can good Christians be cyclists? (Joke, sort of)
Another charge against the cycling craze was that people were spending their Sundays—often the only work-free day of the week—on bike rides rather than at church. Already, male church attendance had been on the decline. As a sport open to both women and men, cycling threatened to leave preachers with congregations made up of only the sick and the elderly.
But I hadn’t heard about the book worry about cycling. Not only does it eat up your book reading leisure time, it makes you too tired to read afterwards.
I sometimes even love to combine bikes and books, reading books about riding bikes.
I’m looking at this list, On your bike: the best books to celebrate the cycling boom
Do you have a good one to recommend?