Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

I Like Alf 14 lessons from the life of Alf Engers

by Paul Jones

I Like Alf 14 lessons from the life of Alf Engers Synopsis

This is the story of Alf Engers and the pursuit of speed, set against a backdrop of cycling clubs, shop-owners, framebuilders, riders, racers, team managers and officials. It loops from the Paddington Track to the Skol Six, Herne Hill to the National Road Race Championships and from Boroughbridge to Barnet, in and out of time and place to capture the truth of a racing career of unequalled achievement, charisma and controversy. Constructed from extensive interviews with Alf Engers, I Like Alf is the definitive tale of a mythical and charismatic folk hero of British cycling. Where I came from it was so very different: up at five o'clock in the morning, the tinkle of shoe plates on the road, the smell of embrocation, the stillness of the morning, just you and the timekeeper: 5-4-3-2-1-GO! It is the essence of cycling. If I had gone on to do what I wanted to do I would have won the Tour de France, but that's how the dice were rolled.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781874739814
Publication date: 1st October 2018
Author: Paul Jones
Publisher: Mousehold Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 155 pages
Categories: Cycling,

About Paul Jones

More About Paul Jones

More Books By Paul Jones

Cover for Haggard Hawks and Paltry Poltroons The Origins of English in Ten Words by Paul Jones
View All Books By Paul Jones

Share this book