By Bike around Bando and Chichibu records the progress of a trip along the Bando and Chichibu Buddhist pilgrim trails on a folding bike. The trip was the fourth of such travels with journeys along the O-Shikoku, the Saigoku and the Chugoku pilgrim paths preceding it. The Bando pilgrimage starts in Kamakura and traverses around and through Tokyo, past Mt Tsukuba and ending up on the Boso Peninsula east of Tokyo Bay. The Chichibu is a compact pilgrim path through Saitama Prefecture. Both routes pass through areas of rural Japan where non-Japanese tourists rarely penetrate. The text is supported by many colour photos of the route and maps showing the locations passed.