to authoring several best-selling books, Richard founded Bicycle Magazine,
The Bicycle Buyers' Bible, and other cycling periodicals in Britain. He's
written hundreds of columns and articles for magazines in the United States
and Britain, and appeared in numerous cycling film documentaries.
Richard has been active in the human-powered vehicle movement since the early 1980s, and his Avatar 2000 recumbent bicycle was the basis for the Bluebell HPV which held the world record bicycle speed for 1982-83.
Son of publishers Ian & Betty Ballantine, Richard is editor of the family firm, Rufus Publications, and has written, edited, produced and published books on a wide range of topics.