One Year On a Bike - Martijn Doolaard

The title says it all: one man, one bike, one long ride, the adventure, the pleasure, and the pain. It is simultaneously a travelogue and visual journey.

Martijn Doolaard traded the convenience of a car and the distractions of daily life for a cross-continental cycling journey: a biped adventure that would take him from Amsterdam to Singapore. Leaving behind repetitive routines, One Year on a Bikeindulges in slow travel, the subtlety of a gradually changing landscape, and the lessons learned through traveling.

Venturing through Eastern European fields of yellow rapeseed to the intimate hosting culture and community in Iran, One Year on a Bike is a vivid chronicle of what can happen when the norm is pointedly replaced by exceptional self-discoveries and beautiful sceneries. Doolaard shares the gear and knowledge that made his trip possible alongside the passionate curiosities that served as his impetus. 

»Photography by Martijn Doolaard, from One Year on a Bike, Copyright Gestalten 2017«

Editor: Martijn Doolaard & Gestalten
Format: 24 × 32 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, 368 pages
Price: € 39.90 (D) / £ 40 / $ 60
ISBN: 978-3-89955-906-4
European Release: January 17, 2017
International Release: End of February 2017