Eric’s Big Day Is a Whimsical Bicycle Ride for Children

Eric’s Big Day

Boulder, CO, USA – April, 2014  – VeloPress is pleased to announce the release of a new children’s book, Eric’s Big Day: A Bicycle Race Unlike Any Other, by award-winning author and illustrator Rod Waters. The book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. Preview a flipbook of Eric’s Big Day at


It’s a big day for Eric, the day of the bike race. His knapsack packed, Eric rides his bicycle to his friend Emily’s for a picnic near the finish.

Pedaling from his house, Eric is slowed as he aids wayward bike racers, using helpful items from his backpack. The faster he rides to meet Emily, the more delays he encounters, until he tears off in a burst of speed. The cheers of a crowd surprise Eric, but where is Emily?

Eric’s Big Day is a colorful adventure on wheels, full of fun and authentic cycling flavor. Children 4-8 will love this lighthearted tale of a boy who helps others and finds himself a winner.

Eric’s Big Day

Eric’s Big Day: A Bicycle Race Unlike Any Other
Rod Waters
Hardcover with color illustrations.
10″ x 7 ¾”, 28 pp., $14.95, 978-1-937715-23-6
For children ages 4-8.

Rod Waters is a writer and an award-winning illustrator based in London. He has worked with The Folio Society, The Spectator, The Independent, Nelson Thornes, The N.H.S., The Tower of London, Virgin Atlantic, Clifton Nurseries, The Surveyor, and MJ Magazine. His illustrations have won the Winning Hand competition and have been shortlisted for the Picture This and the London Cartoon competitions. Waters is a level 2 British Cycling coach and holds a Guinness World Record for cycling between Paris and London in just over 14 hours.

VeloPress is the leading publisher of books about the endurance sports of cycling, triathlon, running, and swimming. VeloPress books help beginners and committed athletes build fitness and achieve their goals. VeloPress celebrates the icons of endurance sports through history books, biographies, memoirs, and photography books. For more information, please visit

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