Recommend a good cycling biography....

stephec

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I've read that many that they all seem to blur into one, but this one is definitely the best.
 

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Brilliant research, well written and proves many arguments for providing cycling infrastructure and where it has been done when people said it couldn't be.
 
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I think sometimes it’s like that with a lot of subject specific books, especially sport. Good to hear of one that stands out. I guess that’s why I like the Sean Conway, Mark Beaumont books more than peleton biography type books @stephec
 

stephec

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I think sometimes it’s like that with a lot of subject specific books, especially sport. Good to hear of one that stands out. I guess that’s why I like the Sean Conway, Mark Beaumont books more than peleton biography type books @stephec
In that case you might like French Revolutions by Tim Moore.
 
Personal Best by Beryl Burton.

I have 'The world of cycling according to G' but haven't read it yet but snippets of it look amusing.
'PB' is very good, but a bit dry (for want of a better phrase) & very factual

'According To G' is a great read:okay:

Eddy Merckx
Simon Burney CX book was the one to read, probably still is!!

7-Eleven is very interesting, for the creating of a team

Allan Peipers is cracking
Brownlees shows the commitment, & their days of junior fell running (which they still do when they can, & I've lined up with them at some)

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'PB' is very good, but a bit dry (for want of a better phrase) & very factual

'According To G' is a great read:okay:

Eddy Merckx
Simon Burney CX book was the one to read, probably still is!!

7-Eleven is very interesting, for the creating of a team

Allan Peipers is cracking
Brownlees shows the commitment, & their days of junior fell running (which they still do when they can, & I've lined up with them at some)

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Some great choices there Richard, many thanks. Read the Brownlee book. Originally from Bradford and enjoyed following their triathlon racing
 
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I remember seeing a book by ‘G’ and sure my dad who passed away recently had it. Just went in garage and rummaged around to find these .........
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all unread...
 
Some great choices there Richard, many thanks. Read the Brownlee book. Originally from Bradford and enjoyed following their triathlon racing
I know I wrote that I've lined up with them.......... not for long as they disappear!!
They'd show up at the 'Woodentops' races, up at Penistone Hill (Haworth), or the 'Harriers v Cyclists (Dowley Gap, Bingley)
They'd run in their club colours; Bingley Harriers (same club as Rob Jebb, the multiple 3 Peaks CX winner)


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