Magic solution to cycle theft is the perfect gift (plus tweet exclusive)

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When young boy Dominik has his bike stolen he turns to an unusual solution: Magic. With the help of his uncle Tom the magician the bike is recovered. To discover how to work this magic all you need is Fred the Magic Bicycle, a colour picture book for children (aged 0 -6) that was written, illustrated and printed in London.  

Reviewing the book, CTC, the national cycling charity said: "Are you cycling from shop to shop desperately hunting for the ideal Christmas present for a 0-6 year old? Go online instead and buy this page-turner!"

With rave reviews from small children and featured on the Bikehub blog ( the Magic Bicycle is  avaliable throught the LCC shop on the LCC website It is also part of an outstanding family bundle with LCC membership plus two sets of lights and a unique space for cycling baby grow.   

Unable to find a children’s book that featured a bicycle, LCC staffer Tom Bogdanowicz decided to write and publish one himself: - Fred the Magic Bicycle is now available through the LCC website shop and a third of the profit goes directly to LCC.

Tom explains:- “There were children’s books featuring lorries, trains, cars and buses but nothing with bicycles so I thought I’ll write one myself. I’m fortunate in having a sister-in-law who is a professional  illustrator and I persuaded her to draw and paint the lovely pictures. London Cyclists’ layout artist, Anita Razak, did the layouts and the book will be distributed though LCC. “

The book has 26 full colour pages and  a durable paperback cover.  Price £5