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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!

Mountain Biking Moab Pocket Guide More than 40 of the Area's Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides

Mountain Biking Moab Pocket Guide More than 40 of the Area's Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides

Author: David Crowell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

The Mountain Biking Moab Pocket Guide gives fat-tire enthusiasts the skinny on where to ride in this southwestern Mecca for mountain biking. The best rides around Moab, in Canyonlands and Arches national parks, high in the La Sals, and along the Colorado River are all covered in this handy pocket-size guidebook. Detailed ride descriptions make it easy to find the trailheads and follow the routes, with easy-to-read maps and ratings for physical and technical difficulty. This guide will help mountain bikers choose a ride that's appropriate for their fitness and skill level and is an indispensable companion for all their fat-tire fun.

Cycle Touring in Northern Scotland 528 mile circular route from Inverness

Cycle Touring in Northern Scotland 528 mile circular route from Inverness

Author: Mike Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

The Official History of the Tour de France

The Official History of the Tour de France

Author: Serge Laget, Luke Edwardes-Evans, Andy McGrath Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

This brand new edition, with new features and stories, comprises an authoritative narrative account of each major era, up to and including the 2019 Tour, with more than 300 photographs, some dating back to the nineteenth century. There are features on the superstars and memorable moments for each era. The photos include souvenir brochures, period newspapers, posters, stickers, postcards and items of correspondence, together with action shots of all the major stars both in the saddle and associated with what is universally known as Le Tour. The Official History of the Tour de France is a celebration of one of the world's most famed annual events. Generally considered the greatest test of endurance in the sporting world, the Tour de France cycle race covers more than 2,200 miles in just over three weeks, climbing high into both the Alps and Pyrenees on a journey around France and, more often than not, briefly into neighbouring countries before ending on Paris's infamous Champs-Elysees.

The Wind At My Back A Cycling Life

The Wind At My Back A Cycling Life

Author: Paul Maunder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

In this deeply personal and lyrical exploration of what it means to ride a bicycle, Paul Maunder explores how our memories have a dialogue with landscape and how cycling and creativity are connected. Taking a journey through the places that have shaped him, we ride across wild moorland, through suburbia and city streets, into quintessentially English pastoral scenes. We see too some of the darker parts of the British countryside, sites of great secrecy that intrigue the imagination. This is a book about how landscape can sustain us, and how even an hour's escape can inspire our creative sides. The bicycle allows us to explore and dream, and return in time for dinner.

Cycling Anatomy

Cycling Anatomy

Author: Shannon Sovndal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

From steep inclines to slick terrains, Cycling Anatomy, 2nd Edition makes sure you're prepared for any challenge that comes your way. Using the same methods that elite cyclists use, you'll use this well-rounded collection of 96 strength and flexibility exercises to maximise cycling power, speed and endurance to improve your own cycling performance. Each exercise includes step-by-step instruction and visually stunning anatomical illustrations to highlight muscles in use. There are also dozens of variations using a wide range of fitness equipment. This allows you to modify exercises, targeting specific areas, reducing muscle tension and minimizing common cycling injuries. The text features a Cycling Focus section for each exercise. This places you on the bike ready for competition and includes illustrations of the active muscles involved in cornering, climbing, descending and sprinting. Using tried-and-true strength training principles for all parts of the body Cycling Anatomy helps you develop a training plan based on your individual needs and goals. Whether you're training for an upcoming century ride or just want to top that killer hill with the strength to spare, Cycling Anatomy helps you reach top performance, avoid injury and ensure you get the most out of every ride.

Geraint Thomas - How a Welshman Won the Tour De France

Geraint Thomas - How a Welshman Won the Tour De France

Author: Phil Stead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2019

The story of a Welsh cycling fan's 25-year love affair with le Tour de France, culminating in the joy of witnessing Geraint Thomas' unexpected victory in summer 2018. Is this the greatest ever Welsh sporting achievement? How does an unassuming bloke from Whitchurch win le Tour de France? And what was it like to see Geraint win? -- Welsh Books Council

In Praise of the Bicycle

In Praise of the Bicycle

Author: Marc Auge Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2019

This is the French anthropologist as we've never heard him before: Marc Auge coined the term `non-place' to describe uniquitous, global airports, hotels and motorways filled with anonymous individuals. In this new book, he casts his anthropologist's eye on a subject close to his heart: cycling. In In Praise of the Bicycle, Auge takes us on a personal journey of his own, on a two-wheeled ride around our cities, and on a journey into ourselves. We all remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time and the joys of cycling. Here he reminds us that these memories are not just personal, but rooted in a time and a place, in a history that is shared with millions of others. Part memoir, part manifesto, Auge celebrates cycling as a way of reconnecting with the places in which we live, and, ultimately, as a necessary alternative to our disconnected world.

Great Cycling Climbs The French Alps

Great Cycling Climbs The French Alps

Author: Graeme Fife, Peter Drinkell Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2019

The Alps are a place of legend for cyclists, road-racers and enthusiasts alike. Home to one of the most challenging sections of the Tour de France, the mountains offer some of Europe's most challenging and glorious cycling climbs through Geneva, Chamonix, Annecy, Chambery, Grenoble, Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Barcelonnette. In this comprehensive guide, teacher, passionate cycling enthusiast and author of one of the most renowned books on the Tour de France and L'Alpe d'Huez, Graeme Fife presents the greatest mountain routes of the Alps. Each journey is revealed in historical snapshots, humorous observations and stirring stories from cycling's past, detailing the challenges of the climb and the key features to look out for along the way. A selection of photography of the routes and stunning scenery follows each chapter and hand-drawn maps document some of the most famous - and most challenging - climbs, both well- and lesser-known, including Chablais Massif, Grand Saint-Bernard, Col de la Colombiere, Mont du Chat and Col du Mont Noir. Whether planning a weekend micro-adventure or an epic cycling escape, this beautifully illustrated guide is essential reading for cyclists of all stripes.

Hellingen A Road Cyclist's Guide to Belgium's Greatest Cycling Climbs

Hellingen A Road Cyclist's Guide to Belgium's Greatest Cycling Climbs

Author: Simon Warren Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

From the author who brought you 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs comes another essential guide to vertical pain. This time Simon Warren has turned his attention to the famous climbs of Belgium and the ascents that define the world's greatest single-day bike races. From the rugged cobbles of the Tour of Flanders (or De Ronde), which takes place in early April each year, to the jagged peaks of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, also in April, and beyond, this pocket guide pinpoints fifty climbs that once ridden will give a true appreciation of the races they epitomise. If you thought Belgium was flat . . . think again.

Need for the Bike

Need for the Bike

Author: Paul Fournel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

A TRUE CLASSIC OF CYCLING LITERATURE 'Nobody evokes the transformative joy of cycling the way Fournel does here ... magical' - Herbie Sykes I ride to rest and to tire myself out; I ride to do myself good and to do myself harm ... one of the many cycling paradoxes explored in this unique and delightful book. I've never got over this miracle Starting with the childhood joy of learning to ride a bike, Need for the Bike goes on to relate the agony of climbing, the angst of crashing, and all the other universal moments and feelings which all cyclists will recognise. To get on a bike is to take possession of the landscape The sounds, smells, pains and joys of riding with friends or alone, finding things on the road; getting lost, re-reading familiar routes; Paul Fournel's classic comes as close as any book has to an encapsulation of why we all need the bike ...

The Yellow Jersey

The Yellow Jersey

Author: Peter Cossins Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/06/2019

From the winner of the Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year 2018 In 2019, the cycling world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of sport's most iconic and distinguished prize: the Yellow Jersey. Beautifully produced and packed full of interviews with riders such as Chris Froome, Thomas Voeckler and the oldest living wearer of the Yellow Jersey at 94, Antonin Rolland, The Yellow Jersey is a fitting celebration of the 'maillot jaune'. In 1919 the leading rider was first instructed to wear the Yellow Jersey, following a campaign from fans and journalists who were struggling to to identify the winning rider. 100 years on, the jersey has passed into almost sacred status. You'll never see an amateur rider wearing yellow - it is reserved purely for those who have sacrificed themselves in the world's greatest race. Cossins will take the reader on a journey to the origins of the jersey and its early winners. He'll explore the effect of wearing yellow as a motivator and occasionally as a curse. Beautifully produced with original photography, The Yellow Jersey is an exquisite tribute to the greatest trophy in sport.