The great cycle challenge
The second in Sir Chris Hoy's fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure series. Fergus is a boy with a big imagination and a very special bike. He is also the first member of the Hercules Hopefuls cycling team, set up by Grandpa Herc to fight off their arch rivals, Wallace's Wheels. Fergus's friend Daisy would love to join the team too, but she doesn't have a bike - her mum thinks everything fun is dangerous. Maybe Grandpa Herc and Fergus can do up a bike from scratch for Daisy, with parts from Grandpa's junk shop? Now it is just Daisy's mum they need to persuade...Meanwhile Fergus takes a magical trip to Nevermore, where he and Princess Lily discover a magical compass bell once owned by Fergus's dad. Can the bell provide a clue to the whereabouts of Fergus's long-lost Dad? With fantastic illustrations from Clare Elsom. "Champion cyclist Chris Hoy breathes his passion for cycling into this entertaining and imaginative adventure about an ordinary boy and his big cycling dreams.
The Best Birthday Bike
The first in a fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure series from Sir Chris Hoy. Fergus Hamilton, a boy who always dreams big, gets a rusty old bike for his ninth birthday from his mum and granddad. It's not the flashy Sullivan Swift he'd longed for - but when it's all cleaned up and he takes it for a test run, he discovers something amazing. When the pedals turn backwards, Fergus and his dog, Chimp, are magically transported to Nevermore, a land where cycling is banned by the wicked King Woebegot. He meets the ever enthusiastic Princess Lily, has an amazing adventure bunny-hopping on his bike over the Swamp of Certain Death and outwitting the Knights of No-Nonsense and their Hounds of Horribleness, and lands back in the real world with a bump. Fergus still has to complete the time trial to join the local cycling team though - can Grandpa Herc and his best friend Daisy help him realise that he doesn't need magic to succeed, and that hard work, a bit of patience and some help from his friends can do the trick? With fantastic illustrations from Clare Elsom. "Champion cyclist Chris Hoy breathes his passion for cycling into this entertaining and imaginative adventure about an ordinary boy and his big cycling dreams.
The Big Biscuit Bike Off
The third in Sir Chris Hoy's
fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure series. Fergus and his friends are
still glowing with pride at being runners' up in the Great Cycle Challenge and
practicing hard for the next round of the cycling competition - the District
Championships. But without fancy bikes and with only the local common to train
on, can the team really go all the way?Then disaster strikes the team when local
biscuit company, Bruce's Biscuits announce plans to build their new factory on
the common. They have offered the council a lot of money for the land and
there's no hope for Fergus and the team to raise enough to match it. Fergus
hopes that if he can find Dad in Nevermore he might have a bright idea to help
them. But when Fergus spins the pedals backwards on his bike three times, he
gets more than he bargained for
The Championship Cheats
It's time for Fergus and his Hercules' Hopefuls teammates to go to the District Championships, where they're determined to beat the superior Wallace's Winners, even though their second-hand junk shops bikes are proving to be no match for the flashy new Sullivan Swifts that Wesley Wallace and his teammates have got free from their coach, Choppy Wallace. Grandpa tells them not to worry about it, but it's hard not to compare when your gears keep grinding. What's more, Fergus thinks that his mum is falling in love with someone . . . and when Choppy Wallace offers the Hercules' Hopefuls four brand-new Sullivan Swifts, Fergus and Daisy suspect that the worst possible thing could be happening - is Mum's fancy man Wesley Wallace's dad? Could Fergus and Wesley become stepbrothers? Disaster!