On the Road Bike: The Search For a Nation’s Cycling Soul (Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics)

On the Road Bike: The Search For a Nation’s Cycling Soul (Yellow Jersey Cycling Classics)

Ned Boulting


An fun and private exploration of the austere, nutty soul of British biking from Ned Boulting, the writer of How I gained The Yellow Jumper.

Ned Boulting has spotted anything about bikes. they are far and wide. And so are their riders. a few of these riders appear to be carrying sideburns and some of them are successful issues. titanic issues. Now Ned desires to understand how on the earth it got here to this. And what, precisely, is "this." the following, Ned Boulting asks how Britain grew to become so captivated with biking. Ned’s seek places him in touch with a number of the terrific and beautifully idiosyncratic those who have contributed to this nation’s two-wheeled background. it is a trip that takes him from the velodrome at Herne Hill to the journey of england at Stoke-on-Trent through Bradley Wiggins, Chris Boardman, David Millar (and David's mum), Ken Livingstone, either Tommy Godwins, Gary Kemp (yes, him from Spandau Ballet) and plenty of, many extra. the result's an fun and private exploration of the austere, nutty soul of British cycling.

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