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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!

The Complete Bike Owner's Manual Repair and Maintenance in Simple Steps

The Complete Bike Owner's Manual Repair and Maintenance in Simple Steps

Author: DK Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

This is the complete reference guide to bike servicing and repair, and an essential bible for every cyclist's bookshelf. Incredible CGI illustrations show you every aspect of bike repair and maintenance more clearly than ever before, whether you're a mountain biker, cycling commuter, or road racer. All major types of bicycle from the leading brands are covered - including road, racing, hybrid, mountain, and utility bikes - with detailed, practical advice to take you from symptom to solution. The Complete Bike Owner's Manual takes away the need for expensive expert advice, showing you how to service and maintain every aspect of your bicycle. Learn how to replace or repair a chain, correct sagging suspension, fit brake cables, adjust electronic shifters, and much more, with incredible up-close detail helping you to get your wheels turning again.

Lost Lanes North 36 Glorious bike rides in Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and northern England

Lost Lanes North 36 Glorious bike rides in Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and northern England

Author: Jack Thurston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2020

Jack Thurston, best-selling author of the Lost Lanes series and presenter of the Bike Show, takes you on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of Northern England - Yorkshire, Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland and Lancashire. Including beautiful photography, this is the perfect gift for the armchair traveller and cycling adventurer. With downloadable GPX and route guides, and detailed maps, it is highly practical too. Rides graded from easy to challenging, with best pubs and tea stops, wild swims, finest viewpoints and accommodation too.

Tour de France Champions An A-Z

Tour de France Champions An A-Z

Author: Giles Belbin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

The Tour de France has long been cycling's most famous and important race; from Maurice Garin's win in 1903 through to today's British domination of the race, the roads and mountains of France have played host to an annual celebration of sporting endeavour. In this new book, cycling writer Giles Belbin has gathered together the gripping stories of the champions who triumphed and themselves became a part of the Tour's rich history. Discover the rider who won the Tour despite finishing fifth, the national idol who was shot dead by his lover with the gun his wife had used to commit suicide, and the Italian winner who helped Jewish families by smuggling papers during war-time training rides.

Cycling On Form A Pro Method of Riding Faster and Stronger

Cycling On Form A Pro Method of Riding Faster and Stronger

Author: Tom Danielson, Kourtney Danielson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2020

Cycling on Form reveals the pro approach to cycling training. Riding a bike faster takes more than just fitness. It takes skills that you can master to become a faster, stronger rider. In his new guide, former professional bike racer Tom Danielson shows how to transform your cycling from amateur to professional level with the fitness and time you have now. Danielson reveals how the pros go beyond the modern standards of interval workouts, base-building, and recovery to train the whole athlete, mind and body. Danielson shows how to truly ride and train to the fullest through: * Fitness: Self-tests to identify your riding strengths and weaknesses then focus on custom training to address them. * Mental focus: The pros know that winning means using your head and your legs. You'll get pro tips on big-picture goal setting and mid-ride concentration strategies to help you stay focused. * Execution: Cycling is hard and executing a great ride when it matters takes practice. Danielson shares on-the-bike skills, efficient and powerful techniques, strategies to stay in the race, ways to finish with the lead group, and how to excel on a ride you've never done before. * Nutrition: Pro riders put sports nutrition into daily practice. Danielson distills the facts of diet, food as fuel, and fueling to recover. Too many cyclists train by trying to set new Strava PRs, only to get frustrated by the limited gains. There's a better way. Cycling On Form unlocks a pro method for riding faster and stronger.

Traffic-Free Cycle Trails The essential guide to over 400 traffic-free cycling trails around Great Britain

Traffic-Free Cycle Trails The essential guide to over 400 traffic-free cycling trails around Great Britain

Author: Nick Cotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Traffic-Free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton contains over 400 cycle routes in Great Britain. First published in 2004 and regularly updated ever since, it has become one of the country's most popular cycling books, and this fourth edition published in 2020 features a large number of updates and revisions. Traffic-Free Cycle Trails includes a great variety of routes on former railway paths, canal towpaths and forest trails in England, Scotland and Wales - and every ride is away from traffic. For that safe and peaceful bike ride, increasingly the target of families and leisure cyclists alike, Nick Cotton's guidebook has proven invaluable. Discover previously unknown local trails, plan fun rides for all the family, and travel to unfamiliar areas throughout the UK with quality routes. Presented in an easy-to-use format and packed with useful information in ten regional sections, it includes route descriptions of rides in every part of Britain. From novice riders looking to escape traffic to parents planning safe rides with children, let Traffic-Free Cycle Trails take the work out of finding the UK's best cycling routes.

Mountains Epic Cycling Climbs

Mountains Epic Cycling Climbs

Author: Michael Blann Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

The mountains of Europe have many different meanings to many different people. For the locals they are a way of life; for visitors they represent breathtaking beauty, active holidays and peaceful moments. For cyclists, however, the dramatic landscapes mean something quite different: suffering, pain, agony - and glory. From the Ardennes to the Alps, for over a century the mountains have provided the setting for the greatest cycling contests, where human determination and willpower can triumph over nature and opponents. In recent years, as cycling's popularity has changed our cities, made us more active and taken us down less-travelled roads, the mountains of Europe have become the primary destination for everyday riders who want to challenge themselves, experience the storied roads and escape their everyday lives. This publication is aimed at all who wish to be inspired by those challenges or celebrate those personal victories. With tributes and personal recollections from leading road cyclists, the photographs and words coalesce into a visual depiction that transcends any single perspective and will inspire awe and wonder in anyone who wishes to confront the power of the mountains.

E-Bike A Guide to E-Bike Models, Technology & Riding Essentials

E-Bike A Guide to E-Bike Models, Technology & Riding Essentials

Author: Martin Haussermann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

E-Bike: A Guide to E-Bike Models, Technology & Riding Essentials by Martin Haussermann offers electric bike shoppers and enthusiasts the essential guide to this exciting new way of riding a bike from features, benefits, pros and cons, and the best ways to take advantage of motor-assisted cycling. Electric bikes are a new and fast-changing technology that's poised to transform how Americans ride bicycles, commute to work, and get around town. But in a market crowded with makes, models, and features, which e-bike is best for you? E-bike expert Martin Haussermann explores this exciting new way of riding a bicycle to share all the information e-bike shoppers and owners need. With guidance from VeloNews tech editor Dan Cavallari, custom e-bike framebuilder Lennard Zinn, and cycling retail journalist Stephen Frothingham, E-Bike offers the e-bike curious the essential guide to e-bike tech, formats, and uses. Whether you're looking for a city commuter, a speedy road bike, or a mountain bike, you can get up to speed on e-bike motors, drivetrains, brakes, and suspensions. Haussermann offers insights on e-bike handling, maintenance, and e-bike touring that makes clear all the benefits an e-bike can bring to your riding. Electric bikes are here, and E-Bike shares the best ways to take advantage of motor-assisted cycling.

Can I Tell You Something? Captain Century's American Bianchi Bicycle Diaries

Can I Tell You Something? Captain Century's American Bianchi Bicycle Diaries

Author: Mark Pritchard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Mark Pritchard has spent much of his life riding his beloved Bianchi bicycles around Britain and Europe. In May 2018 he achieved a lifetime ambition when he left the UK to cycle 3,400 miles across the USA to Boston. Over the six weeks of his tour he learnt a lot about this great country and its people. Can I Tell You Something? is the story of the places he visited, the history and culture he discovered and the people he met and rode with along the way. Mark's view from the saddle provides a unique insight into America and its people, as he travels from the hustle and bustle of the West Coast through the harsh arid deserts and into the vast agricultural landscapes of the Midwest and on to the tranquillity of rural upstate New England, Mark gets to the very heart of this country and its people. This is not just a cycling tour however, it is also a story of a romance that grew and continued after Mark arrived in Boston. Taken from his diaries written from the tour, Can I Tell You Something? is a chronicle of a fantastic journey and a love letter to the very special person that he met on the road.

Bay Area Bike Rides Deck, Revised Edition

Bay Area Bike Rides Deck, Revised Edition

Author: Raymond Hosler Format: Cards Release Date: 25/02/2020

50 bike rides for every kind of cyclist completely revised and updated! This revised and updated edition of the classic Bay Area Bike Rides Deck offers brand new ways to explore the natural beauty and hidden gems of the San Francisco Bay Area. The deck includes 50 cards comprised of mountain, road, and casual bike rides, with routes for every kind of cyclist, from the less experienced to the ambitious. * The deck contains 50 ride cards plus one quad-fold intro card. * Each card features a full-color map on the front and a route description and detailed mileage log on the back. * Cards are lightweight, durable, portable, and sweat-resistant, and fit in a bike jersey pocket. * Compared with the original edition, this deck includes 20 new rides and essential updates to existing routes. * A perfect gift or self-purchase for casual or dedicated bikers, whether they are Bay Area locals or tourists

The Medal Factory British Cycling and the Cost of Gold

The Medal Factory British Cycling and the Cost of Gold

Author: Kenny Pryde Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

43 Olympic medals. 6 Tour de France victories. Countless world records and world championship victories. Since the year 2000, British Cycling, Team Sky and INEOS have dominated the sport of cycling to an unprecedented degree. But at what cost? Did Sir David Brailsford, Peter Keen and the other brains behind British Cycling's massive and sudden dominance in the modern era find a winning Moneyball formula? Or did their success come down to luck and personal chemistry? Did this organisation, founded on relentless, ruthless efficiency contain contradictions which threatened to overwhelm it, amid accusations of drug-taking, bullying and sexism? The Medal Factory tells the full story from amateurish beginnings through a sports-science revolution to an all-conquering, yet flawed, machine. Through interviews with Brailsford and Keen, Shane Sutton, Fran Millar, Chris Boardman, Sir Chris Hoy and many other key players, Kenny Pryde interrogates the parts of the story - lottery funding, marginal gains - that we think we know, and reveals others that have remained hidden, until now.

Mountain High Europe's 50 Greatest Cycle Climbs

Mountain High Europe's 50 Greatest Cycle Climbs

Author: Daniel Friebe, Pete Goding Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/02/2020

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2012 This is the first book to cover in detail Europe's 50 greatest climbs, including detail on the actual route (with maps and profile), length, height, and compelling descriptions focussing on all the main points of interest along the route. Cycling has grown massively in popularity in recent years. The Tour de France draws huge audiences to the TV and internet coverage and all over the UK and Europe a growing number of people are taking to their bikes and rising to the challenge of Europe's most hallowed climbs. Mountain High is a book is for cyclists of all interests and abilities - from experienced club racers to enthusiastic amateurs who might just want to take on one great cycle challenge. Packed with practical route information and advice on each climb, Daniel Friebe's beautifully written text explains why each mountain pass merits inclusion in the top 50 with superb descriptions of the majestic scenery, the heroic deeds of cycling's legendary riders or the sheer endeavour and exhilaration of reaching the summit. With over 250 specially commissioned photographs taken by specialist cycling photographer Pete Goding, this really is the ultimate guide to Europe's 50 best climbs. Featured rides include Tour de France icons Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, Mont Ventoux, Col de l'Izoard and Col du Tourmalet; the Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Fedaia, Le Tre Cime di Lavaredo and other sacred summits from the Giro d'Italia; plus Spain's formidable Alto de l'Angliru, Austria's Grossglockner and forty more mountain legends.

Yorkshire Dales Mountain Biking Classic Pennine Trails

Yorkshire Dales Mountain Biking Classic Pennine Trails

Author: Nick Cotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Yorkshire Dales Mountain Biking features 26 rides between 10 and 43 kilometres in length in one of the UK's most MTB-friendly national parks. The routes make the most of the Dales' superb network of stone-based trails, rideable in all seasons. Classic loops take in the best of Swaledale, a tour of Ingleborough, big days around Whernside and Pen-y-ghent, quintessential Dales scenery near Malham and Kilnsey, and moorland riding above Pateley Bridge. A Bonus Section includes information about the Howgills, the easy-going Swale Trail and the Pennine Bridleway, as well as the riding at Gisburn Forest and Stainburn which lies just outside the national park. There are also top tens and a detailed appendix. Written by Dales local and experienced author Nick Cotton, each ride is described with easy-to-follow directions and is plotted on clear and easy-to-use Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 mapping. Also included with each ride are details of distance, timings and difficulty gradings, plus refreshment stops and local knowledge.