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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:54 am 
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Having only recently succumbed to my sons interest in road riding, and as an avid reader, I have just finished David Millars book "Riding Through the Dark'.

Given the announcement yesterday about Lance Armstrong, that has added to what was already an interesting read.

I'm currently looking for other 'roadie reads', so will keep an eye on this thread.


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How I won the yellow jumper - Neil boulting

Good read, even better for a road newbie as it tells neds (itv TDF commutator ) journey into the world of the tour de France from his first interview with the pros when he didn't know the slightest thing about cycling. Very amusing !!


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daj wrote:
How I won the yellow jumper - Neil boulting

Good read, even better for a road newbie as it tells neds (itv TDF commutator ) journey into the world of the tour de France from his first interview with the pros when he didn't know the slightest thing about cycling. Very amusing !!


Thanks Dave, I've seen it on line, so I'll grab myself a copy.

Ned was on the cycle show and told the story of the 'yellow jumper' incident :facepalm:


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A Race For Madmen is a great read, the history of the TDF from day one. Some great stories.


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I enjoyed 'The Bicycle book' by Bella Bathurst from my fairly recent reads

Not long finished the Marco Pantani book. Interesting read. Would be happy to swap with someone for something similar?


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anything by Josie Dew, and http://www.metalcowboy.com/ If you can get a copy Seeing myself seeing the world by Sally Vantress is good, and of course look out for Willy Weir and his Spoke Songs.


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Because the title sounded interesting I just bought David Millars' Racing Through the Dark on Amazon. I've read the first two chapters and it's very good so far. :D

Cheers Neil.


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"In Pursuit of Stardom: Los Nomades du Velo Anglais" by Tony Hewson.

A really good memoir of the early English 'privateers' who went to France in the 1950s to compete in Road Races over there.

Fascinating and hilarious in parts, possibly one of the best cycling books I've ever read.


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I got sent this book by a customer at work this week.He was having a clear out so natch he thought of me :)

Some of the info is still relative today :)

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Not sure about the bit that says a BMX is not suitable as a first bike though :?


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