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See below for a selection of the latest books from Cycling category. Presented with a red border are the Cycling books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Cycling books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Cycling fans obsess about climbs and big mountains. They love reading about their tests and tribulations and they love to ride them - a cricket lover can never bat at Lord's, or a football supporter score at Wembley, but any rider can take on the challenge of an iconic mountain. There have been fine books about the big climbs before but never from the voice of an elite GC winner, taking you inside what these climbs really feel like, where the attacks come, where the pain kicks in. From best-known big-hitters, via pro-peloton favourites, to the secret climbs Geraint has come to love, and featuring Australia, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Mallorca and Wales, this is the cyclist's secret manual.
As the world speeds up, as technology takes over, it is worth remembering how we used to live. This three-book series is a nostalgic hymn to an era when life was slower: a meandering ramble through the British countryside by bicycle, automobile and train. Squeeze the brakes, sit back and coast downhill with this irreverent collection of cycling memorabilia. The Bicycle is packed with pictures, fun facts, and light-hearted commentary, gathering photographs of vintage bikes, John Bull puncture repair kits, and misspelled signs rejecting the rights of 'Bycicles' to be locked to railings. Crossing the country from Cumbria to Cambridge, this quaint, pocket-sized manual is a compendium of all things two-wheeled. Also available: The Open Road ISBN 9781788840934 The Slow Train ISBN 9781788840927
How would any of us feel if we could meet our 16-year-old selves, a ghost on the road? This book is a confluence of journeys, made by Chris, his friends, and writers before him - especially Laurie Lee and the long walk he began one midsummer morn. It's a bit about cycling, a bit about walking, and a bit about buses. It's definitely about Spain, but a little bit about Scotland, too. It's a kind of travelogue, over time, and through some lesser-known parts of Spain. It's an obsession with Spain's poets and its history, from the Inquisition to the Civil War and to its current 'interesting times'. But mostly it's about growing up and growing older. About friendship, loss, music, writing. And it's about memory, and the tricks it plays. This is a shared memoir of how the journeys began and how they all ended, threaded with stories, histories, verses and short reflections. Freewheeling through Spain, Song and Memory.
Where do you turn when you want to ride in the mountains, to follow in the wheeltracks of professional racers by climbing the famous passes of the Tour de France? There are several books and websites that highlight these renowned ascents, detailing their location, length and every little change in gradient. But how do you go about finding a route that links these passes together, that describes not only where they are and what they're like to ride, but highlights which is the best side to tackle them from and which roads to avoid? Award-winning author Peter Cossins's new series of guides to riding in the Western Europe's high mountains will provide these details - and much more. Inspired by Alfred Wainwright's walking guides to the Lake District, they are intended as the bible for any cyclist riding in Europe's most stunning terrain. The first in the series is The Roads, Cols and Passes of the Pyrenees, which is due for publication by Great Northern Books in June 2020. Featuring 120 routes, 400 Pyrenean climbs and more than 12,000 kilometres of riding, it will detail the best road cycling routes on both the French and Spanish sides of the 600km-long Pyrenean chain, as well as in Andorra. The routes will range from 50-kilometre loops passing some of the most extraordinary of France's Cathar Castles perched on almost impregnable pinnacles to 200-kilometre Tour de France-like epics over several passes. It will not only include illustrious Tour ascents such as the Col du Tourmalet, the Col d'Aubisque and Plateau de Beille, but also draw attention to other climbs and regions that also merit exploration on two wheels, highlighting points of historical significance and the best the roads on which to access them, always aiming to make the riding experience as pleasurable as possible. The book is aimed at anyone who wants to ride in the Pyrenees, from newcomers to road riding who want to take their first tentative steps in the high mountains right through to very experienced cyclists who want to push themselves and explore new terrain at the same time. There will be something for everyone, in every part of the Pyrenees.
Hidden in and around Denver are some great roads, trails, and bike paths that are fun to explore. Best Easy Bike Rides Denver describes 18 great rides in the metro area. With most rides between 5 and 30 miles--including road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and mountain bike rides--it's easy to find an interesting place to ride. Each route includes complete directions, a map, a text description of the area you'll be riding, and GPS coordinates of the start/finish point. Look inside to find: - Detailed maps and directions - Rides for everyone, including families - In-depth information about each ride, including length, terrain, traffic conditions, and road hazards - Interesting facts about each area
A large fold-out map showing the long-distance cycle networks of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg also detailing suggested touring routes throughout the area and all major traffic-free greenways. The Netherlands has a justified reputation as one of the safest and most enjoyable places for all ages and abilities to cycle. This publication lets you enjoy it on two wheels. Belgium has an overlooked Dutch style network of paths in the north and some wonderfully quiet and magnificently scenic routes in the hillier south, including the outstanding scenery of the Ardennes. This map, at a scale of 1:335,000 gives an overview of the 'LF' signed networks of the Netherlands and Belgian Flanders plus the Belgian RAVeL network and the new Belgian network of long-distance touring routes. Touring and short break routes include Holland's green heart (including Amsterdam, the Hague and Rotterdam), the Dutch Zuiderzee, Belgium's art cities, the French and Belgian Ardennes, Bruges and the Belgian Coast and Europe's longest rail path. Links to GPX downloads allow detailed navigation and further suggested contact information lets you plan your perfect cycling break.
This practical guide, written by a leading BIKE FIT expert, takes you step-by-step through the BIKE FIT process - to ensure you maximise your cycling potential. Do you suffer from lower back pain after a long weekend ride? Do your shoes wear out on one side more than the other? Are you experiencing numbness in your hands, or knee pain? Phil Burt, Head Physiotherapist at British Cycling and Team Sky Consultant Physiotherapist, has worked with hundreds of cyclists to help them solve these and many other classic cycling niggles. In this book he outlines his methods to help you analyse your position and get the best from your bike. The right BIKE FIT can mean the difference between a good ride and a bad one, but a professional fit can cost more than you paid for your bike. The information is all here. Let Phil Burt guide you through your own BIKE FIT, to ensure your bike and body work in harmony. Packed with useful diagrams, step by step diagnostics and case studies, this is the must-read for any cyclist keen to get a performance advantage.
Hadrian's Cycleway is a 174 mile route from Ravenglass in Cumbria to South Shields. Also known as Route 72, this coast-to-coast route heads north up the Cumbrian coast to reach the Solway AONB before crossing northern England along Hadrian's Wall and into Northumberland. Suitable for cyclists of all abilities, the ride is usually completed over three days from west to east. The route allows cyclists to explore Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, visiting Roman forts including Vindolanda and Housesteads as well as milecastles, abbeys and historic towns. Other highlights include the Cumbrian coast, Tyne Valley and the famous Sycamore Gap. While the main route is described from west to east over three days, the guide provides plenty of information about other options. Advice is given at the end of each stage about how to complete the route from east to west, as the route can be used in connection with other coast to coast routes to create week-long round trips. Other itineraries include a two-day Wall Only ride from Bowness-on-Solway to South Shields, and a 'More Wall Alternative' to Day 2. The guide also features extensive listings of accommodation, bike shops and other cyclist-friendly facilities.
In this guide to unmissable European cycling routes bike enthusiasts share stories from the best road, mountain, dirt, and trail routes across the continent. Whether it's Italy's Trans-Dolomites, a Copenhagen art ride, or a Bavarian Beer ride, this book features epic rides for every level and trip type. With practical details to help plan your trip and guides to picturesque spots to pull over, Epic Bike Rides of Europe is the perfect companion for exploring Europe on two wheels.
With its wide variety of cycling terrain, North Wales makes an ideal region for discovering by bike. From Snowdonia to the North Wales Coast, there are plenty of traffic-free routes to ride, as well as many challenging climbs. This revised and updated map is in the series of pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. The series is published by Sustrans. 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm. The North Wales map includes Lon Eifion, Lon Las Cefni, North Wales Coast Route, Chester to Connah's Quay Greenway and 5 town centre maps, and is now printed on durable, water-resistant paper.
The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide taps into the minds of the riders, coaches and experts who have experienced or raced the Tour de France first hand. Giving amateur cyclists the insider knowledge on how to adapt their training, nutrition and mental preparation for potentially their toughest day out on a bike. Alongside lifelong advice to improve your cycling performance, the book gives structured guidance on how to plan your season, incorporating some of the key training and nutrition strategies adopted by professional cyclists. This also includes unlocking and decoding training data, which has become a key aspect of cycling training, utilising training off the bike as well as on it and breaking down the psychological barriers that can hold some cyclists back.