Recommend a cycling novel?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Panter, 18 Jan 2008.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Mr Tom - Chris sidwells, not a novel but a fine read. The debate is between him and Millar (Miller?) as for Britain's best cyclist

    'ere Chuffy, found you a nice website :thumbsup:
     
  2. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran


    Oh god I'm annoyed just thinking about it. :biggrin:
    Eat banananana. Comment on being a girl. Change a layer. Comment on being small. Change a layer. Eat banananananana. Change a layer. Backcomb hair. Change a layer. Repeat for several hundred bloody annoying pages. AAARGHH!!!!! :angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:
     
  3. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Can't say I've ever heard of her before. But I have just had a quick glance at her web site, and I have judged her books by their covers.

    Won't be bothering.
     
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    :sad:

    Actually the Wind in My Wheels has a fairly harrowing account of someone trying to rape her. But then it reverts to type.

    Did you read any of her news pages? She's a mother now you know and has a camper van. All good stuff :angry:
     
  5. simonali

    simonali Guru

  6. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

  7. simonali

    simonali Guru

  8. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

  9. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Buy it and post a review?
     
  10. simonali

    simonali Guru

    Not read it, but I do have a copy somewhere. I bought it for the missus years ago and she won't read it as it looked boring to her. It's just fluffy chick lit stuff with a story based around the big race I'd say from the cursory glance I've given it.

    I only suggested it as a joke and because it is a novel, not a non-fiction.
     
  11. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

  12. simonali

    simonali Guru

    Phew, saved from Noodley by googley!
     
  13. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    Lark Rise to Candleford, currently being serialised on TV has a couple of pages about cycling in it.Apparently cycling club outings in the 1890s were led by a cyclist with a bugle to warn of their approach, and it was a custom to send a telegram from the farthest point away from home on a day's ride to both prove that you were OK and that you had actually cycled so far.
     
  14. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Surprised noone's yet mentioned Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman.

    (A book I have conspicuously failed to finish. :smile: )
     
  15. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I agree with everything you say, but i still rather like Josie Dew!! The first one is by far the best...and the attempted rape story is pretty awful!!! I enjoy them in an easy-to-read kind of way...
     
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