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Gears for Queers

Abigail Melton and Lilith Cooper

Gears for Queers by Abigail Melton and Lilith Cooper

Keen to see some of Europe, partners Abi (she/her) and Lili (they/them) get on their bikes and start pedalling.
Along flat fens and up Swiss Alps, they will meet new friends and exorcise old demons as they push their bodies – and their relationship – to the limit.

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912240968
Publication Date: 04/06/2020
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Abigail Melton and Lilith Cooper
Abigail (she/her) and Lilith (they/them) are a queer couple who are artists, community organisers and service industry workers. Lilith grew up cycling around their hometown of Cambridge and, when they...


‘Relatable, funny and inspirational.’

Best LGBTQ+ Books 2020, The Independent

‘ I really enjoyed reading this book... A frank and honest discussion about acknowledging your own challenges and learning to live with them’

Lauren Purdy,


LGBTQ Reads with Jen

‘Two refreshing voices in cycling. An essential read.’

Jools Walker

‘Lili and Abi have opened up new space in the existing narratives of long-distance cycling. Their book will inspire many future journeys.’

Emily Chappell

‘Abi and Lili’s account shows how you can become part of a landscape on a bike, even when you aren’t sure you fit.’

Sarah Strong

‘Abi and Lili speak honestly and insightfully about mental illness, disability, fitness… This book made me laugh, broke my heart and most of all made me want to get back on my bike!’

Eris Young

‘A refreshing and relatable read.’

Bicycle Adventure Club

‘A memorable, enjoyable and thought-provoking book that can be highly and widely recommended.’

Undiscovered Scotland

Latest News

Gears for Queers: Sandstone Press acquires cycling memoir by queer couple Abigail and Lilith

Sandstone Press has acquired World English and translation rights to Gears for Queers by Abigail Melton and Lilith Cooper. The book is scheduled for publication in June 2020 to coincide...