Road cycling book recommendation if you please
Yellow Jumper is quite amusing and wry.Posted 4 years ago
Bradley’s books are either fawning cover written books, or just painful.
Millar’s book is good, although with an excuse on every page.
Cav’s new book is quite good, but its very short.
Tyler’s book is good.
French Recolutions is funny – quite old now, used to see him in Chiswick 10-15 years ago.HazeSubscriber
Last two i’ve read have both been mentioned and are very good, Boulting’s Yellow Jumper and Hamilton’s “Secret Race”.
Can also add “Bad Blood” and “One More Kilometre…” to the list.
If any biographies tickle his fancy then try either Tom Simpson, Coppi, Pantani or Merckx.
Millar’s is on my Christmas list with Cav’s latest…Posted 4 years agonbtMember
French revolutions was a good read
*Really* enjoyed david millar’s book
The hour was quite good
Couldn’t get on with Pantani’s biography thta was recommended, I put it down again
Quite enjoyed Wiggo’s story of the TDF & olympics year
Chris HOy’s autobiography was a reasoinable read
Just finished Domestique bby Charly Wegelius which put a whole new spin on the goings on of pro racing.
Still got OBree, Cav and a couple of others lined upPosted 4 years ago
Put me back on my bike by William Fotheringham – about Tom Simpson – Very interesting biography about his era and tackles drug issue in it’s pre EPO era.
In Search of Robert Millar
Flying Scotsman, about Graham Obree – as mentioned above, more to do with the difficulties of being a world class athlete with major mental health issues. But incredible rather than depressing.
Sean Kelly’s got a new book out soon or already and so has Sean Yates.
Breaking the Chain by Willy Voet is an interesting one, badly written but he was the team soigneur of Festina who got busted with a vast amount of drugs in the team car – beginning of the whole Festina 1998 scandal, long before Lance and Tyler Hamilton.
Obvious choice – Hamiltons book is good but if you’ve already read around the issue it’s nothing new. I actually preferred Millar’s book.
Don’t bother with Wiggin’s book – gives very little insight into what makes him tick or who he is.Posted 4 years agobutcherMember
Tyler Hamilton’s book is a very intriguing and sometimes disturbing read. Well written too.
And The Rider. An old Novel by Tim Krabbe is an excellent piece of literature in my opinion.
The Pantani book is very interesting, though a harder read. Same with Slaying the Badger, which is a harder read again – very much depends what kind of reader he is. Race for Madmen is a good comprehensive history of the TdF. Obree’s biography is good, but really quite dark at times, I found. Miller’s biography was a bit me, me, me, but worth reading.Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
Skys the limit about sky cycle team and how trhey set up,
also another book by one of their straff about the same thing, looks good, Cant remember the name of book but its by Fotheringham
At Speed, cavs new book , great bok easily read, buut read Boy Racer first to get in his writing style.
Hoys book, ride around a track one more time and thats about it,
Stephen Roches book not bad ,
Brads book currently on offer at the Works book shop.
and finally The banning from the singletrack forum by Jeremey Tandem.limited print run though.Posted 4 years agoedhornbySubscriber
wide eyed and legless
slaying the badger
In search of Robert Millar
We were young and carefree – this is a decent honest autobiog better than the big unit shifters
didn’t like french revolutions and hoy’s biog was a bit functional, Merckx’s biog by fotheringham was ok but dryPosted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Pah…road cycling books are boring. I mean come on…
Yeah, thats right, I said it. 🙂
You’ll have him shaving his legs by new year.
Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide
by Jill Homer
That’s a good read.
Thunder & sunshine & Moods of future joyPosted 4 years ago
By Alastair Humphreys
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