On the Road Bike

The Search For a Nation’s Cycling Soul

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Publisher Description

‘British cyclist. It used to be an oxymoron, a sort of silliness. Like French Cricket’

Ned Boulting has noticed something. It’s to do with bikes. They’re everywhere. And so are their riders. Some of these riders seem to be sporting sideburns and a few of them are winning things. Big things. Now Ned wants to know how on earth it came to this. And what, exactly is 'this'.

In On the Road Bike, Ned Boulting asks how Britain became so obsessed with cycling. His journey takes him from the velodrome at Herne Hill to the Tour of Britain at Stoke-on-Trent via Bradley Wiggins, Chris Boardman, David Millar (and David’s mum), Ken Livingstone, both Tommy Godwins, Gary Kemp (yes, him from Spandau Ballet) and many, many more. The result is an amusing and personal exploration of the austere, nutty soul of British cycling.

'Funny, fascinating and frequently touching ... will be enjoyed by anyone with even a passing interest in cycling. No bib shorts required' Guardian

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2013
30 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Sony Si ,

Very good read if you like cycling

Ned as always is very funny & the somewhat random collection of stories is a good read for any MAMIL

George Gilroy ,

Good read

Enjoyed this book a lot, informed me of some names previously unknown to me that have made their mark on British cycling.

Bigneilsmith ,

Nine quid?

For an ebook?

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