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  • Great rides according to G

    £12.99

    Great rides according to G

    Across the UK, into Europe and further afield, these are the training rides, races and journeys closest to his heart. From one-day classics in the Peak District and Snowdonia to the rolling roads of Tuscany and the wide-open vistas of New Zealand’s South Island, these are the routes you’ll want to ride alongside Britain’s favourite cycling superstar.

    SKU: 9781529434248 Category: Tags: ,
    £12.99
  • Le fric

    £10.99

    Le fric

    It started with a cash drop by an English spy in occupied Paris in 1944. Reserved for Resistance groups during the war, the money reached Émilien Amaury, an advertising executive, who was tasked to help France return to a free press once liberated. He soon launched a newspaper empire that – unbeknown to him – would own the rights to run what would become one of the greatest sporting events in history. Le Tour, once a struggling commercial phenomenon, began to rise in popularity across much of western Europe in the glum years after the Second World War, lifting the mood of the hungry and despondent French. But with the increased interest in the event, came several cultural threats to national heritage. Multiple attempts to wrest power and profits from the latest generation of the Amaury family – who still own the race and take tens of millions of euros home in dividends – have followed.

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    £10.99
  • Potholes and pavements

    £16.99

    Potholes and pavements

    Here is a unique journey around the UK’s National Cycle Network and one journalist’s quest to investigate the state of our country’s cycling. At 42, the National Cycle Network (NCN) is just a few years older than cycling journalist Laura Laker. Half of the UK population live within a mile of the nearly 13,000 mile-long network but many of us don’t even know it exists. Despite the profound impact on our health and planet, our roads are still geared to driving and it remains a challenge to navigate the UK on two wheels. Post-lockdown Laura sets off on a journey through the looking glass, to explore the state of the UK’s unifying cycling network. What has gone right – and wrong – with this piece of national infrastructure? Laura lifts the lid on this maddening, patchy, and at times dangerous cycle infrastructure, and the similarly precarious politics and financing that make it what it is.

    £16.99
  • Sigrid rides

    £18.99

    Sigrid rides

    When Travis Nelson arrived in London, he expected to embark on a new life and a new job. Coming from California, he’d uprooted his wife and his cat, Sigrid, and planned to be here for the long haul. Then COVID-19 struck. Travis’s new job vanished as the company cut staff. For two years, and through successive lockdowns, he was stuck in limbo in an unfamiliar city, trying to find his way. To keep himself occupied, Travis set out to discover his adoptive home. He bought a bike and began cycling through London’s streets and parks with his unusual travelling companion, Sigrid – his deaf, Norwegian Forest cat – who came along for the ride. But what started as a way of injecting routine and purpose into Travis’s life in stressful times, created an internet sensation. In this memoir, Travis charts his adventures with Sigrid.

    SKU: 9781804191149 Category: Tags: , , ,
    £18.99
  • South Downs Way National Trail Map

    £6.99

    South Downs Way National Trail Map

    Perfect guide and map for planning your adventure along the South Downs Way.

    £6.99
  • South Downs, The New Forest, and The Isle of Wight Cycle Map 4

    £8.99

    South Downs, The New Forest, and The Isle of Wight Cycle Map 4

    The maps are all produced at a scale of 1:100 000 showing important features including the National cycle Network. Sections on road, off road and traffic free are all shown in differing colours along with their route number.

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    £8.99
  • The art of suffering

    £45.00

    The art of suffering

    What does it take to become a road racing legend and compete in the toughest sport in the world? Go behind the scenes with the teams and riders at all the major tours and classics through the lens of world-class pro-cycling photographer, Kristof Ramon. ‘The Art of Suffering’ is about the human story of road racing, what it takes to go deep and be the best, and the awe-inspiring feats of endurance that make road cycling one of the most challenging, most legendary, most inspirational sports in the world.

    £45.00
  • The beacon bike

    £20.00

    The beacon bike

    The incredible story of a 3500-mile cycle ride to explore the onshore and offshore lighthouses around the coastline of England and Wales, proving that a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis doesn’t mean giving up on a lifelong dream. ‘The Beacon Bike’ is the inspirational tale of one man’s quest to fulfil the promise he made to himself as a small child nestled in the bed of an attic room while the glow of Dungeness lighthouse flashed past his window – a comforting, ever-present companion. It is also a loving tribute to the coast; not only its beautiful landscape, but also the communities that make it so special. It celebrates the generosity of spirit found in people around the country, as well as the history of the iconic lights that brighten their world. This journey is a testament to the joy of life’s simple pleasures.

    SKU: 9781837731688 Category: Tag:
    £20.00
  • The cycling chef on the go

    £22.00

    The cycling chef on the go

    Recipes and expert advice to help time-poor cyclists get moving, stay energised and recover well. This is portable, practical, performance food. ‘If you’re hungry, it’s too late’ is the cyclists’ mantra to avoid hitting the wall with an all-consuming loss of energy. To professional peloton, club riders and weekend peddlers alike, portable foods are as essential as a pump and a spare tube. Armed with a host of simple-to-prepare, savoury and sweet recipes, Alan Murchison creates a range of on-the-go snacks, unique dishes and smoothies to enable riders to ditch the processed energy bars, sugary drinks and takeaways, and enjoy real food full of flavour.

    SKU: 9781399411066 Category: Tags: , ,
    £22.00
  • The Maurice Burton way

    £20.00

    The Maurice Burton way

    On a still summer’s evening in June 1974, Maurice Burton rode away from an elite field, on the broad concrete loop of Leicester’s Saffron Lane Velodrome, to become Britain’s first ever Black cycling champion. The event was televised; his parents were watching at home. For his Dad, it was a moment of intense pride; Rennal arrived in 1948 from Jamaica and made his home in South London, a member of the Windrush generation. Now he watched as his 18-year old son climbed onto the podium to receive his flowers and the red, white and blue striped national jersey. Boos rang out around the stadium. The crowd’s response to Burton in 1974 was symptomatic of the treatment meted out to him by the cycling establishment and wider society: racism, calculated indifference, and exclusion. This is a vivid account of a life lived to the fullest, in the face of huge challenges.

    SKU: 9781399407397 Category: Tags: ,
    £20.00
  • Yoga for cyclists

    £20.00

    Yoga for cyclists

    Yoga is fast becoming an essential performance tool for road cyclists keen to improve flexibility, core strength, balance, breathing efficiency and mental focus. ‘Yoga for Cyclists’ addresses all of these areas by adapting yoga techniques specifically for cyclists of all levels, in clear, concise chapters.

    £20.00