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- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.86
In A Rough Ride , Paul Kimmage gives a devastatingly frank account of what life is really like in the world of professional cycling. In tracing his mixed fortunes, Kimmage describes not only the grueling pressures of the sport but also the seamier side: the widespread use of drugs to enhance performance. A Rough Ride breaks the law of silence to... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 2.80
The Lives Less Ordinary series brings you the most exciting, adventurous and entertaining true-life writing that is out there, for men who are time-poor but want the best. Lives Less Ordinary drops you into extreme first-hand accounts of human experience, whether that's the adrenaline-pumping heights of professional sport, the brutality of the... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 16.91
In 1987, a British-based team competed in the Tour de France for the first time in almost two decades. The ANC-Halfords squad were decimated by the punishing pace, the manager walked out during one of the Alpine stages, five of the nine riders and some of the staff never made it to Paris, and most of the personnel went unpaid. ANC were the definitive... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.68
As seen on TV The bicycle is one of mankind's greatest inventions - and the most popular form of transport in history. Robert Penn has ridden one most days of his adult life. In his late 20s, he pedalled 40,000 kilometres around the world. Yet, like cyclists everywhere, the utilitarian bikes he currently owns don't even hint at this devotion.... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available
Want to tighten that torso in time for summer? Or simply want to get into the great outdoors? Get fit and fast in just 8 weeks with a variety of cycling programmes ideal for any fitness level. The government is actively promoting cycling in 2005 as a clean, healthy mode of transport, so whether it's spinning or off-road you're into, this guide will... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 5.63
This is not a 100,000-word, minute-by-minute, blow-by-blow account of the 2011 Tour de France. This is not the story of Cadel Evans. This is not the story of Alberto Contador, Andy Schleck, or Bradley Wiggins. And it's not even the story of Mark Cavendish. (Although he is in it quite a lot.) This is the story of the lesser-known heroes; the Johnny... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 14.99
When most Americans hear the words roller derby? today, they think of the kitschy sport once popular on weekend television during the seventies and eighties. Originally an endurance competition where skaters traveled the equivalent of a trip between Los Angeles and New York, derby gradually evolved into a violent contact sport often involving fake... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 14.09
?British cyclist. It used to be an oxymoron, a sort of silliness. Like French Cricket? Ned Boulting has noticed something. It?s to do with bikes. They?re everywhere. And so are their riders. Some of these riders seem to be sporting sideburns and a few of them are winning things. Big things. Now Ned wants to know how on earth it came to this. And... more...
- Guardian Faber Publishing 2013; US$ 11.66
Few British schoolchildren of the seventies can have been as obsessed with the Tour de France as William Fotheringham, who smuggled copies of Miroir du Cyclisme into lessons to read inside his books. He saw the Tour for the first time in 1984, avidly following that year's race on television in the Normandy village where he lived. Since joining... more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2013; US$ 13.99
Ride faster, better, and stronger with professional mountain bike skills guide Mark Langton. Mountain Bike Master is a practical and inspiring guide that begins with the fundamental skills like shifting, braking, and climbing. Simple moves such as correcting seat-height adjustment and learning how to best-shift when engaging a steep ascent add... more...