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 (www.bikehub.co.uk/kidbikebooks/Fred the Magic Bicycle is  avaliable throught the LCC shop on the LCC website www.lcc.org.uk/shop. 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