... a good book ?

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AlastairS
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... a good book ?

Postby AlastairS » 23 Aug 2011, 4:20pm

on cycling (there's a surprise!).

Would like a true story book that tells an interesting/exciting story and in the background explains how the Tour De France works or other factual stuff.

Thank you,

Alastair

iandriver
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Re: ... a good book ?

Postby iandriver » 23 Aug 2011, 4:38pm

You might want to troll through this lot:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41087&hilit=books

Edit to the Mods, this might make a good sticky.....
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pete75
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Re: ... a good book ?

Postby pete75 » 23 Aug 2011, 5:48pm

Try One more kilometre and we're in the shower by Tim Hilton. It covers a whole gamut of cycling matters including the Tour.

AlastairS
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Re: ... a good book ?

Postby AlastairS » 24 Aug 2011, 9:44am

Thanks for your replies. I'll have a look thro' that thread later and then choose one I like. "One more kilometre ..." appears there too so looks promising.
Alastair

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Re: ... a good book ?

Postby groberts » 24 Aug 2011, 1:40pm

I am 2/3 though reading David Millar's autobiography 'Racing Through the Dark' - which IMO provides one of the most interesting and honest insights into contemporary cycle racing, warts and all. I believe it is out in paperback in September.
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AlastairS
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Re: ... a good book ?

Postby AlastairS » 24 Aug 2011, 3:35pm

Oh Ishould have said, I don't like books with alot of expletives, the occassional one I can cope with.
Ala :wink: stair