Paul Maunder is a writer and journalist. His first non-fiction book, Rainbows in the Mud, was published by Bloomsbury in 2017. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
Paul Maunder's exceptional meditation on his cycling life is immensely more rewarding than his sporting focus might suggest. He writes wonderfully about the world on two wheels, that's for sure, and how the physical effort involved enhances creativity just as much as it raises the pulse - but the view from his saddle also encompasses the joys, pains and disappointments of the wannabe novelist and the family man, the solaces of traffic, solitude and hills, and that yearning we all share to both belong and be unbound. * Jim Crace, award-winning novelist and writer * In a two-wheeled response to much great current writing about man and landscape, Paul Maunder's engaging memoir argues that cycling, because of its innate connection with civilisation, is a perfect cipher for our feelings about the natural world...it does make you want to get on your bike. * The Observer * A meandering, pleasant memoir that takes in the landscape as he [Maunder] experiences it, with anecdotes and references along the way. * FT Weekend *