Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

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Re: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

Postby Username » 24 Jul 2018, 3:02am

Mister Loco wrote:I like reading cycling books and wonder if anyone would like to recommend a book they have particularly enjoyed? Cycling history, cycle touring, technical or biography.



One Man and His Bike. Its about a bloke's bike ride round the coast of the UK. I found it very interesting. Its also one of the few cycling related things that I read that is actually any good. Magazines are full of stuff very similar to what I see in the bowls of public toilets.

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Re: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

Postby Patrickpioneer » 24 Jul 2018, 9:30am

dervla Murphy, but you need to pick one where she is cycling.

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Re: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

Postby pedalsheep » 24 Jul 2018, 1:43pm

+1 for Mike Carter 'One Man and His Bike'. Very enjoyable read.
'Why cycling for joy is not the most popular pastime on earth is still a mystery to me.'
Frank J Urry, Salute to Cycling, 1956.

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Re: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

Postby gxaustin » 24 Jul 2018, 9:12pm

Has anyone mentioned "Major Taylor the fastest bicycle rider in the world" by Andrew Ritchie

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Re: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

Postby yostumpy » 25 Jul 2018, 12:08pm

Adventure Cycling by Tim Hughes
another vote for Johnny Ginger as well.

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Re: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

Postby tatanab » 25 Jul 2018, 12:19pm

Two books about cycling in extreme places, but decades apart.
Into The Remote Places - Ian Hibell
No Guts No Story - Robert Winstanley

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Re: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

Postby fausto copy » 26 Jul 2018, 7:41pm

tatanab wrote:Two books about cycling in extreme places, but decades apart.
Into The Remote Places - Ian Hibell
No Guts No Story - Robert Winstanley



Is Robert any relation to the great Albert Winstanley, who wrote wonderful articles for Cycling World, as well as a few books of his own?

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Re: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

Postby tatanab » 26 Jul 2018, 8:02pm

fausto copy wrote:Is Robert any relation to the great Albert Winstanley, who wrote wonderful articles for Cycling World, as well as a few books of his own?
No information in the book, and having read it I very much doubt it since Robert (from memory) only started cycling near retirement age.