Agent: Ben Clark
Paul Maunder is a cycling journalist and author. A regular contributor to magazines such as Rouleur, Peloton and Soigneur, he celebrates the rich culture and history of the sport, and has a particular passion for its winter discipline, cyclocross. He lives in London with his family.
The Wind At My Back (Bloomsbury 2018) is a deeply personal and lyrical exploration of what it means to ride a bicycle, Paul Maunder explores how our memories have a dialogue with landscape and how cycling and creativity are connected. Taking a journey through the places that have shaped him, we ride across wild moorland, through suburbia and city streets, into quintessentially English pastoral scenes. We see too some of the darker parts of the British countryside, sites of great secrecy that intrigue the imagination. This is a book about how landscape can sustain us, and how even an hour's escape can inspire our creative sides. The bicycle allows us to explore and dream, and return in time for dinner.