Books

Books, Cycling

Need For The Bike by Paul Fournel

My Tour de France inspired cycling themed book marathon continues with Need For The Bike, a classic that I’d somehow never heard of....

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Racing Through the Dark: The Fall and Rise of David Millar

Continuing my non-stop cycling reading during this year’s Tour de France, I turned to a volume has been sitting around on my...

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Three Weeks, Eight Seconds: The Epic Tour de France of 1989 by Nige Tassell

Channel 4 burst onto UK TV screens in 1982 – a new commercially funded public service broadcaster. One of the things it would do was...

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The Yellow Jersey by Peter Cossins

The first thing to say about this book is that it’s beautifully made. Telling stories from the Tour isn’t a new idea –...

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The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey by Geraint Thomas

For many people, Geraint Thomas was the surprise of last year’s Tour de France. He had gone into the race as joint leader with Chris...

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One Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels by Jonathan Vaughters

As the Tour de France is underway – as I write, they’re on the first rest day – I thought I’d catch up on a few...

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Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas

A mystery about secrets and families set in the West Country. It seems like an open and shut case. Heather has been seen walking into a...

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Conviction by Denise Mina

Anna is living a double life; a true crime podcast is exploring the sinking of a luxury yacht. How are these two things linked? That’s...

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Walking to Aldebaran

This is the first work I’ve read by the Arthur C Clarke winning Adrian Tchaikovsky. It’s a novella told in the first person about a...

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Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World by Steinunn Sigurðardóttir and Heiða Ásgeirsdóttir

This book captures the fascinating world of a remote sheep farmer in Iceland. Heida (or more properly Heiða) is a sheep farmer who...