Recommend a cycling novel?


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The Hour - Michael Hutchinson


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Not really novels but...
'A Rough Ride' by Paul Kimmage.
Anything by Josie Dew
Anything by Dervla Murphy (although I can't stand them!)
'It's Not About The Bike' and 'Every Second Counts' by Lance.
I'm not a LA fanboi by any means, but they are good books. Mind you, when someone comes across in their own autobiography as being an arrogant self-centered pr1ck you do begin to wonder about them.
If you liked French Revolutions then you might like stuff by Peter Moore. Travel rather than cycling, but Vroom with a View is excellent - going round Italy on a Vespa.


Panter, I have a few good cycling books which are gathering dust on a shelf somewhere. What kind of stuff are you looking for? I'll have a look later for titles, but most of them are about pro cycling if that would interest you. I could send you a few if you like.


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Kimmage is an arse. For real enjoyable dipping-in, easy-to-read stuff, get hold of The Yellow Jersey Guide to The Tour de France.

Obree's Autobiography is gripping stuff - he's a hero of mine as much because of the book as because of my memories of him back in the day.


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Just thought of another cracking read - Push yourself just a little bit more - Johnny Green.

He was Tour Manager for The Clash, and applied his ligging skills to the Tour. A really different perspective. Interesting view of drugs use as well!


One of the best and worst cycling books are about the same person; Pantani.

De Ronchi's book is shite, shite and shite.
Rendell's book reflects the joy, the disappointment, the tradegy, the loss, the reality, provides an insight, reflects on then and now, shows compassion...


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TheDoctor said:
Stop beating around the bush, and say what you mean!:thumbsup:

He certainly needs to work on his self esteem a little. Whinge whinge whinge. Still enjoyed the book though.

You're not going to start on about star trek again though, are you?

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