On the Road Bike: The Search For a Nation's Cycling Soul

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The author 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. In this book, he asks how Britain became so obsessed with cycling.
'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.
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Weight 0.368000
Author Boulting, Ned
Availability IP
Department Cycling
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780224092098
Pages 336
Published 29/05/2014
Publisher Vintage
Section Cycling Guides
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