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- Arcadia Books Limited 2016; US$ 10.19
Messengers sees Julian Sayarer return to work as a London bicycle courier, after six months cycling around the world. From saddle and kerbside, his stories of delivering flowers to politicians, and administration notices to banks toppled by the financial crisis, make for a social history of a less seen city, written from the perspective of someone... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2016; US$ 10.19
<p>Each year, thousands of competitors pit themselves against the elements, extremes of geography and their own psyches to take part in the world?s hardest physical challenges. From the cold of the highest peaks to the unforgiving heat of the desert, by water, bike or foot seemingly ordinary people are undertaking extraordinary feats.... more...
- Guardian Faber Publishing 2016; US$ 13.11
<p>Emily Chappell was never meant to be a cycle courier. She planned to earn her living using her mind rather than her legs. She thought it'd be a useful stopgap while searching for a 'real' job. Today, six years on, she's still pedalling. 'It's my most enduring love affair; the career that's shaped my life, made me what I am, and entirely derailed... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
Pointing the way to the future of research and development in relation to cycling as a mode of transport, this book investigates some of the significant recent developments in the technology, provision for, and take up of cycling in various parts of the world. Tensions at the heart of the nature of cycling remain: on the one hand cycling is frequently... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 31.98
One man, one bike, one hour. The inside story of Bradley Wiggins's record-breaking ride For 60 minutes this summer, the British public stopped what they were doing, switched on their radios, their TVs, refreshed their Twitter feeds and followed Bradley Wiggins?s attempt to break one of sport?s most gruelling records: The Hour. The premise is... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00
This book explores seriousness in practice in the unique sports context of contemporary women's flat track roller derby. The author presents a stimulating argument for a sociology of seriousness as a productive contribution to understandings of gender, organization and the mid-ranges of agency between dichotomies of voluntarism and determinism. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99
When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told 'absolument, non!' by M. Degranges and the Societe du Tour de France . Instead she rode each stage 15 minutes after the official race had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of the parcours - a feat that only 36 of the 110 men who entered the race could equal. Her motto? "I... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99
Alberto Contador es el mejor corredor de Grandes Vueltas por etapas de la historia reciente. Desde mediados de los años ochenta, nadie había sido capaz de dominar en Giro, Vuelta y Tour como lo ha hecho el ciclista de Pinto La Triple Corona le reserva un hueco en la lista de los más grandes de todos los tiempos, siendo el único español que ha alcanzado... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 13.99
A perfect gift book for all cycling fans - the A-Z of cycling from Arrivée to Zoetemelk . Beautifully illustrated by renowned cycling artist Mark Fairhurst, P is for Peloton is packed with fun facts from the amazing to the bizarre, and stories about the greatest riders in the sport. Ever wanted to know the difference between your flamme rouge... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 29.17
In 1939 British cyclist Tommy Godwin cycled 75,065 miles in a single year. Think about that for a second: that's an average of over 200 miles each day. And it's a mark that still stands after almost eighty years. In The Year, Dave Barter resurrects the legend of the year record - a challenge nearly as old as bicycles themselves - and the cyclists who... more...