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Hannah Ross works for an independent publisher in London. When she isn't working on other people's books or writing her own, she is usually on a bike. She belongs to a local cycling club and also volunteers for a charity helping refugee women learn to ride bikes. Whenever she can, she packs up her saddle bags and heads for the open road, and now she doesn't feel she's really traveled anywhere unless it's on two wheels. Given the choice, Hannah would always rather be (slowly) pedaling up mountains than almost anywhere else. She also spends too long thinking about the next bicycle she really "needs."


"Hannah Ross's Revolutions: How Women Changed the World on Two Wheels tells us the stories of those throughout history who challenged and changed the establishment... Revolutions gives a detailed if academic account of this history, but it's the riders' passion and shared sense of adventure that shines through."
-The Wall Street Journal

"In this well-researched, readable book, Ross shows how these "freedom-machine[s]" became intertwined with women's emancipation and the feminist movement... Comprehensive and inclusive, the narrative shines the spotlight on a neglected history while making an impassioned plea for gender equality in cycling. An informative and enlightening blend of sports history and women's history."

"Revolutions is part cycling history, part feminist rallying cry. Ross has done her research, and her narrative brims with information about specific types of bicycles and the groups of women who used them... Revolutions is an informative, entertaining and inspiring look at what it means to be a woman on a bike."
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