Cycling Touring Guides
This re-issued edition Harold Briercliffe's classic 1940s guide is an insight into a golden age of cyling in a less populated, traffic-free England but also adds new information on how to enjoy the same locations for the modern cyclist. Including the original line drawings, photographs and period advertisements, the guide covers the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North East and Lancashire coasts.
The Official Encyclopedia of the Yellow Jersey
Eugène Christophe was leading the Tour de France in 1919 when an official, frustrated that all the riders were wearing similar outfits, gave him a yellow jersey so that he could be picked out in the peloton. Celebrating the honour and achievement of following in his tracks, this highly illustrated volume profiles the top riders and provides statistics about the maillot jaune over a 100 years of the world’s premier cycle race.
Ride! Ride! Ride!
Herne Hill Velodrome and the Story of British Track Cycling
Herne Hill Velodrome has been at the centre of British cycling since it was built in the 1890s. Although in decline from the 1960s it was at the heart of the new boom in the sport from the 1990s. This history of the venue recalls its many important competitions and the great riders who were regulars at the track, from Tommy Simpson to Bradley Wiggins.
A Golden Age of Cycling
A Gentleman's Adventure on Two Wheels, 1924–33
Born in 1879, Pope was a keen member of the Cyclists’ Touring Club at a time when relatively peaceful roads and improved bicycles made two-wheeled travel a popular recreation. For ten years he kept this meticulous, evocative diary of trips on his trusty Merlin machine – from weekend circuits near his Hammersmith home to summer tours as far afield as the Scottish Highlands and continental Europe.
Three Weeks, Eight Seconds
The Epic Tour de France of 1989
The 1989 Tour de France is widely held to be the most dramatic in the long history of the cycle race. Drawing on new, exclusive testimony from riders, team bosses, commentators and family members, this book profiles the contenders, and offers a day-by-day account of the adrenaline-fuelled three-week duel between Laurent Fignon and Greg LeMond.
How to be a Cyclist
An A–Z Guide for the M.A.M.I.L
With entries on topics including Gears, Kit, Etiquette and Socks, this celebration of cycling mixes tips and insights from experienced cyclists with observations about the sport aimed at the ever-growing number of enthusiastic, middle-aged men in lycra.
The Illustrated Story of Road Cycling
Most of the basic technology of the racing bike was in place by 1900 but, along with the fitness and tactics of riders, has been continually in development since. With over 130 specially commissioned illustrations, this stylish celebration of road cycling explores the evolution of the racing bicycle and associated kit as well as profiling the great races and the riders that have shaped the sport.
En Cyclo Pedia
Everything You Need to Know About Cycling, from the Essential to the Obscure
International bicycle culture is celebrated in this stylishly illustrated A–Z of facts and stories. Entries range from how Brooks’s upmarket saddles are made to performance-enhancing drugs and the colour of a race leader’s jersey (not always yellow).
Complete Bike Book
A range of bikes designed for different purposes are examined in this comprehensive reference manual, including futuristic carbon fibre track racing bikes, fold-up commuter models and various types of mountain bike. Also covered are riding techniques, from efficient pedalling and safe cornering to coping with traffic; expert tips and tactics for racers and off-roaders; health, fitness and nutrition advice; and a comprehensive section on repair and maintenance, with illustrated, step-by-step tutorials.
Anatomy and 100 Stretching Exercises for Cycling
Cycling can be a physically demanding hobby, especially for the less young and flexible. This highly illustrated manual reveals the biomechanics of cycling through exploded views of the body demonstrating the muscles in action. The series of stretches and exercises show how fitness can be improved for cycling as well as how simple stretches performed while riding can reduce fatigue and discomfort. Off-mint.
Mountain Bike Maintenance
Supported by hundreds of colour photographs, the detailed instructions in this manual analyse every component of a mountain bike and advise on maintenance and repair. There are also tips on choosing components, setting up the correct riding position and basic riding technique.
Bad Teeth No Bar
A History of Military Bicycles in the Great War
Relatively light, cheap to produce and silent to operate, bicycles were widely employed during the First World War by all the major combatants. This illustrated history considers how cycle troops were organized, trained and equipped, reviews the various types of bicycle and ancillary equipment in use and profiles the principal manufacturers of the day, including Birmingham Small Arms, Royal Enfield, Triumph and Raleigh.
The Heroes and Hellraisers that Made Road Cycling
Despite tacks and broken glass spread on the road, fans attempting to impede competitors, and cyclists drafting behind cars, the inaugural Tour de France was won in 1903 by Maurice Garin, with his and the race's success helping to establish the popularity of the sport. This illustrated history of road cycling tells the story through key personalities, from the early two-wheel pioneers to legends such as Merckx and Hinault and the stars of today.