Whether navigating the streets of San Francisco or the boroughs of New York, the best way to get to know any city is by bike. From coffee in one neighbourhood to lunch on the other side of town, via museums, galleries and parks, the metropolis is yours when you ride.

The four guides in the City Cycling USA boxset gives readers the confidence to experience a city from the saddle. Each book provides mapping, with cycle routes marked, to help you find your way safely from one destination to the next, includes coffee and cake stops, and features everything you’ll need to keep rolling: cycle-hire schemes, bike shops, places of interest, and much more.

Half the fun of being on a bike is following your own instincts, so the guides do not set tight itineraries. Explore at a bicycle’s pace, and discover the best each city has to offer.