Cyclogeography by
Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

This is a book that is bravely aware of the limitations of its subject matter’s appeal, which is one of the reasons why it is so appealing.
-Guardian

Synopsis

Cyclogeography is about the bicycle in the cultural imagination and also a portrait of London as seen from the saddle. In the great tradition of the psychogeographers, Jon Day attempts to depart from the map and reclaim the streets of the city. Informed by several grinding years spent as a bicycle courier, he lifts the lid on the solitary life of the courier. Traveling the unmapped byways, shortcuts, and urban edgelands, couriers are the declining, invisible workforce of the city. The parcels they deliver keep things running. For those who survive the crushing toughness of the job, the bicycle can become what holds them together.
 

About the Author

Jon Day is a writer, academic and cyclist. He worked as a bicycle courier in London for several years and is now a lecturer in English Literature at King’s College, London. He writes for the London Review of Books, n+1, The New Statesman and others, and is a regular book critic for the Financial Times and The Telegraph.
















Author Residence: London, UK
















Author Hometown: London, UK
 
Published September 13, 2016 by Notting Hill Editions. 156 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Cyclogeography
All: 2 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 0

Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Kate Kellaway on May 25 2015

Long cycled around Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk and created an ad hoc map, leaving stakes behind him – a playful work about making a mark. With this unmissable book, Jon Day makes his.

Read Full Review of Cyclogeography: Journeys of a... | See more reviews from Guardian

Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Nicholas Lezard on Oct 11 2016

This is a book that is bravely aware of the limitations of its subject matter’s appeal, which is one of the reasons why it is so appealing.

Read Full Review of Cyclogeography: Journeys of a... | See more reviews from Guardian

Rate this book!

Add Review