Thursday, 9 July 2015

Jon Day, Cyclogeography

Jon Day as cycle courier, back in the day
I sat down with Jon Day, one-time cycle courier, now English literature lecturer, and had a very enjoyable discussion about cycling and his wonderful essay on it, Cyclogeography (published by the rather fabulous Notting Hill Editions).

What I really loved about Jon's views on cycling was that he thought the British attitude to the bicycle was po-faced, while the French have a completely irreverent, subversive and inherently revolutionary take on le cyclisme.

You can read the interview here – and take a look at Shiny New Books, which is all about what's hot in literature this summer.

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