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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I am trying to track down a book I religiously renewed every fortnight for years from my local library. It was probably mid eighties, essentially a book on training, and all I can remember is that it mostly used photos of the same guy throughtout riding what I think was a Condor. I seem to remember it/he was quite short, probably a 21" at best as at the time I was a gangly teenager riging round on a 24 1/2 Raleigh Rapide.
It had a section in where it said something about how on the continent cyclists are worshipped but in England we train alone after work in the rain.
All my searches keep pointing to Les Woodlands books racing/training to win....and I recall the title was similar but all the images I can find of inside those books are definately not the one Im after.

If you can work out the book from my poor description you are a genius....


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:18 pm 
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Peter ward's king of sports, a text book on cycle road racing?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:37 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Theres a copy on Ebay at the moment, item number 173863620016, cheers Bill


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Not that one don't think...though looks interesting so i may buy that ebay copy - thank you.

The search continues....


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:32 pm 
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Sid Barras was pretty short, not sure if he did a book though.....


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:18 pm 
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Relying on memory here, Sid Barras rode for Percy Bilton (Condor), he may have appeared in a book or magazine (I've plenty of images of him). I am aware of the Les Woodland's book (have two editions), but the best book on training in this period is The Cyclist's Body Book.

Rk.


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