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Cycling Books

  • The London Cycling Guide

    Tom Bogdanowicz

    Product Code: LNCC
    Paperback
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    With over 40 routes chosen by the capital's cycling experts, this book will show you the best ways of exploring London by bike.

    The comprehensive guide is packed with practical advice and detailed route maps and even offers tips on using London's self-service public bike-sharing scheme (or 'Boris bikes', as they used to be known...).

    Fully up to date, this book has full-colour photographs to capture the beauty of each ride. From the banks of the Thames to Camden and Soho and lots of landmarks, this book will help you discover them all on two wheels.
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  • Britain By Bike

    Jane Eastoe

    Product Code: BFVFR
    Hardback
    WINNER OF THE BEST BRITISH BOOK AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THE BRITISH BOOK DESIGN AND PRODUCTION AWARDS 2010 Join Clare Balding on some terrific cycle rides around Britain, whether it's a week-long cycling holiday or an afternoon ride with the family, the book has a cycle ride for everyone. Free-wheeling on and off road - along obscure lanes, bridleways and disused railway lines - Britain by Bike reveals a fresh perspective on our country. Revel in beautiful breathtaking and exhilarating cycle routes and scenery in the six regions of Britain and find out the unusual ways to enjoy these islands, whether it's going to green man festivals, learning local customs or resting up at remote campsites or posh yurts! Share in Clare Balding's practical and cycle-related challenge and learn how to make the most of pedal power with guidance on reading a map, puncture repair, bad weather and tricky terrain. Discover Britain by Bike.
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  • Around the World in 80 Days

    Mark Beaumont

    Product Code: BXJUE
    Paperback
    The inspiring story of one man's record-breaking cycle around the world. On Monday 18th September 2017, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes earlier he set off from the same point, beginning his attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Covering more than 18,000 miles and cycling through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure, Mark made history. He smashed two Guinness World Records and beat the previous record by an astonishing 45 days. Around the World in 80 Days is the story of Mark's amazing achievement - one which redefines the limits of human endurance. It is also an insight into the mind of an elite athlete and the physical limits of the human body, as well as a kaleidoscopic tour of the world from a very unique perspective; inspired by Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Mark begins his journey in Paris and cycles through Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China. He then crosses Australia, rides up through New Zealand and across North America before the final 'sprint finish' thorough Portugal, Spain and France, all at over 200 miles a day. This is the story of a quite remarkable adventure, by a quite remarkable man.
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  • My World

    Peter Sagan

    Product Code: BXXAF
    Paperback
    From 2015 to 2017, Peter Sagan achieved the seemingly impossible: he won three road race World Championships in a row, ensuring his entry into the history books as one of the greatest riders of all time. But to look at Peter's record in isolation is to tell only a fraction of his story, because Peter doesn't just win: he entertains. Every moment in the saddle is an opportunity to express his personality, and nobody else has succeeded in making elite cycling look so much fun. From no-hands wheelies on the slopes of Mont Ventoux to press conference mischief with clamouring journalists, Peter exudes a passion for the sport and a lovable desire to bring smiles to the faces of his fans. So, for the very first time, you will have the opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes of Peter's world. You will discover the gruelling training programmes necessary for success, and how Peter copes with the pressure of high expectation. You will feel that sense of elation when crossing the line ahead of the pack, and moments of desperation, like in 2017 when Peter realised he wouldn't be allowed to challenge for his sixth Tour de France green jersey. But what better tonic than to ensure a third year in rainbow - an achievement which may never be repeated again.
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  • The Rules: the Way of the Cycling Disciple

    The Velominati

    Product Code: AJMQY
    Paperback
    THE WAY OF THE CYCLING DISCIPLE Rule #6: Free your mind and your legs will follow. Rule #9: If you cycle in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period. Rule #12: The correct number of bikes to own is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. THE VELOMINATI embrace cycling not as a pastime, but as a way of life, as obsessed with style, heritage, authenticity and wisdom as with performance. THE RULES is their Bible. It is an essential part of every cyclist's arsenal - whether you're grudgingly cycling to work in the rain or gearing up to be the next Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy or Victoria Pendleton. velominati.com twitter.com/velominati facebook.com/velominati velominati.tumblr.com/ youtube.com/velominati
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  • Glasgow, Stirling & The Clyde Cycle Map

    Product Code: CCHJY
    Other
    Updated in 2019 on water resistant and durable paper. This is in the series of official pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. The series is published by Sustrans at 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm. The Glasgow, Stirling & The Clyde Cycle Map includes Lochs and Glens South & North, The Forth and Clyde Canal and three individual day rides.
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  • Scottish Cycle Routes Volume 2

    Alasdair Cain

    Product Code: BYNQE
    Paperback
    This second volume in this successful series adds another 30 circular road cycle routes of 28 miles to 115 miles, exploring the best of Scotland's panoramic back roads from the Outer and Inner Hebrides to the Borders. The routes include a Tour of the Border Abbeys, the famous Five Ferries route round the Firth of Clyde, a journey through the Flow Country, routes on Mull and Skye and the Golden Road on Harris. These day circuits include detailed descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping, plus variations and extensions to ensure you get the best from your day
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  • Great Cycling Climbs

    Graeme Fife

    Product Code: BYIAN
    Hardback
    The Alps are a place of legend for cyclists, road-racers and enthusiasts alike. Home to one of the most challenging sections of the Tour de France, the mountains offer some of Europe's most challenging and glorious cycling climbs through Geneva, Chamonix, Annecy, Chambery, Grenoble, Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Barcelonnette. In this comprehensive guide, teacher, passionate cycling enthusiast and author of one of the most renowned books on the Tour de France and L'Alpe d'Huez, Graeme Fife presents the greatest mountain routes of the Alps. Each journey is revealed in historical snapshots, humorous observations and stirring stories from cycling's past, detailing the challenges of the climb and the key features to look out for along the way. A selection of photography of the routes and stunning scenery follows each chapter and hand-drawn maps document some of the most famous - and most challenging - climbs, both well- and lesser-known, including Chablais Massif, Grand Saint-Bernard, Col de la Colombiere, Mont du Chat and Col du Mont Noir. Whether planning a weekend micro-adventure or an epic cycling escape, this beautifully illustrated guide is essential reading for cyclists of all stripes.
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  • The Official Tour de France Bike Maintenance Book

    Luke Edwardes-Evans

    Product Code: BXLGX
    Hardback
    The Official Tour de France Maintenance Book goes exclusively behind the scenes with the finest professional cycling mechanics during the most gruelling and high-pressure bike race in the world. Working at the cutting edge of bicycle technology, Tour mechanics expertly maintain high performance race bikes every day throughout the Tour. The highlight, for many fans, is watching the bikes being prepared before a stage and serviced after it. The reader is put in the fans' shoes, with exclusive insights and images from the life of a Tour mechanic, with in-race stories and technical advice. Practical sections in each chapter show the home mechanic how to perform essential maintenance tasks and personalise their own bicycles to Tour de France standards. Even if bikes are serviced by shop mechanics, vital checks and regular adjustments are covered in these pages and, to make a bike stand out, there are professional tricks of the trade as well as the small but telling detailing jobs to enhance the bike's looks. Another feature of The Official Tour de France Maintenance Book focuses on the growing interest in classic racing machines, which are collected, ridden and displayed in "Eroica" festivals, events celebrating the heroic age of cycling. These, of course, include Tour de France bikes from the past 75 years and there are features on these classic bikes, with maintenance tips using traditional tools and techniques.
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  • Vintage Cycling Posters

    Andrew Edwards

    Product Code: BPOWT
    Paperback
    Dating from the late 19th-century to the 1970s, this collection features vintage posters from cycling's most iconic brands- such as Bianchi and Peugeot-as well as races-such as the now-defunct Peace Race, the Olympics, and Paris-Brest-Paris. Featuring artwork by A. M. Cassandre, Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec, and other significant names in design history, alongside extraordinary works from lesser known artists and designers, each impeccably reproduced poster is detachable from the spine, ready for framing. The reverse side of each image includes information about the artist and subjects depicted, and a brief introduction offers an overview of the origins, rise and development of the poster. Spanning decades and continents, these striking full-color posters celebrate the beauty of cycling and are the perfect gift for bicycle enthusiasts
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  • Mountain Biking in the Lake District

    Ian Boydon

    Product Code: BEMXB
    Paperback
    A guidebook of 24 short, medium, long and full-day mountain bike routes in the Lake District. The Lakes offer some of the best MTB riding in the UK. The graded circular rides are arranged by difficulty, from Kendal to Cleator Moor in the far north-west and Keswick to Winster in the Lyth Valley. The Lake District has plentiful and varied trails, and the routes described in this guide offer spectacular views of the famous lakes and great memories time and time again. Choose a route by grade, percentage off-road, length or time at a glance. All routes have clear directions and tips on what to look out for on the way with numbers linking text, OS map extracts and profiles together to show you quickly where you are and where to go next.
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  • Cycling South Leinster

    Turlough O'Brien

    Product Code: BCHEG
    Paperback
    South Leinster has a surprising variety of terrain, boasting canals, blanket bogs, rolling woodlands, golden beaches and brilliant green pastures interspersed with fields of golden barley. Quiet roads with excellent surfaces make this beautiful corner of Ireland perfect for exploring by bike, with some great climbs and descents, notably in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, adding exciting challenges. A journey through this picturesque countryside is also a trip through the ages, with many historical places of interest along the way. Break your journey with pit stops at round towers, restored mansions with attractive gardens like Emo Court, traditional lighthouses such as Hook Lighthouse, or the graves of great Irish figures like Shackleton and Wolfe Tone.The graded routes suit all abilities, and are each illustrated with a colour map, photos, a gradient graph, and key facts and statistics. Information is also provided on the many natural landmarks and historical sites en route. Each trip guarantees a terrific day out for the curious cyclist.
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  • On Your Bike

    Chris Hoy

    Product Code: AVAKN
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    An illustrated, comprehensive guide for children to choosing, maintaining and making the most of your bike with top tips and tricks from Olympic cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy. This entertaining and informative book will teach children all they need to know about the wonderful world of cycling. Using the Flying Fergus characters (illustrated by Clare Elsom) to assist Sir Chris in teaching children about bikes, and a scrapbook-style collage of nostalgic snapshots from his own childhood on a bike as well as technical drawings, diagrams and practical photography, this book draws on the Olympic champion's wealth of expertise in a fun, friendly and accessible format. Ring-bound to lie flat so you can practise the techniques alongside your bike in the garage, the book also features access to bonus step-by-step videos of Sir Chris demonstrating key tips and tricks. Including: How to Choose Your Bike: BMX or racer, mountain bike or hybrid - which tribe are you? Clothing & Kit: cycling essentials for riding in all weathers and safety gear for being safe and seen on the road. Bike Maintenance: step by step diagrams of how to change a tyre, check your bike for wear and tear, with access to bonus video footage of Sir Chris Hoy Top Tricks and Fun Games: how to perfect a wheelie and other cool tricks, racing games and ideas to spice up cycling sessions in the park. A Fill-In-Your-Own Cycling Log with ideas and hints, quizzes and much more.
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  • North Wales Cycle Map 24

    Sustrans

    Product Code: BAZMV
    Other
    This is in the series of pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. The series is published by CycleCity Guides in partnership with Sustrans. 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm
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  • Pocket Mountain Bike Maintenance

    Guy Andrews

    Product Code: AITWF
    Paperback
    Pocket Mountain Bike Maintenance provides mountain bike enthusiasts with step-by-step guidance to maintaining and repairing their bikes, combining an easy-to-use format and design with high quality photographs of the latest equipment.The book guides the reader through most common problem that may occur on a mountain bike and shows how to repair it. It also give tips on how to spot the early warning signs of trouble so that you can fix the problem before you need to get involved with costly replacements. It is the perfect reference manual to carry with you in a pannier or backpack.
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  • Tyne & Wear Cycle Map

    Product Code: CCHMO
    Other
    Updated in 2019 on water resistant and durable paper. This is in the series of pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. Published by Sustrans at 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm. The Tyne & Wear Cycle Map (34) includes the Sea to Sea, Hadrian's Wall Cycleway, Reivers Route, Coast & Castles South, Three Rivers and 5 individual day rides.
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  • Edinburgh, Stirling & The Forth Cycle Map

    Product Code: CCHKZ
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    Updated in 2019 on water resistant and durable paper. This is in the series of official pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. The series is published by Sustrans at 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm. This is map 40 and includes Coast and Castles South & North, Round the Forth and 3 individual day rides.
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  • Norfolk Cycle Map

    Product Code: CCHKY
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    Updated in 2019 on water resistant and durable paper. This is in the series of pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. The series is published by Sustrans at 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm. The Norfolk Cycle Map includes the Norfolk Coast Cycleway, The Marriott's Way, Bure VAlley Railway Path adn 5 individual day rides.
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  • Way of the Roses

    Product Code: CCHKW
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    The official route map covering the 170 miles (274 km) of National Cycle Network between Morecambe on the west coast and Bridlington on the east coast, via the historic cities of Lancaster and York - Sustrans' route NN69. In a 1:100,000 scale, the map shows gradient profiles and visitor information, with detailed routes through towns and cities. The route has been developed by Sustrans and offers a 'coast to coast' cycling adventure through wonderful countryside and heritage. From Morecambe Bay to Bridlington Bay, the scenery is varied and beautiful with the Lune Valley, Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Vale of York and Yorkshire Wolds - all enjoyed from cycle paths, country lanes and quieter roads. The route is largely waymarked with the familiar blue Sustrans' signs.
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  • Hadrian's Cycleway

    Product Code: CCHJX
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    The official route map and information for the 174 mile (280 km) route from Ravensglass to South Shields - Sustrans' route NN72. The route stretches the length of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site in the north of England. In a 1:100,000 scale, the map shows gradient profiles and visitor information, with detailed routes through towns and cities. The route has been developed by Sustrans and offers a cycling adventure with magnificent coastal views through wonderful countryside, Roman forts and museums, inspiring modern attractions, quaint villages and attractive market towns - all enjoyed from cycle paths, country lanes and quieter roads. The route is waymarked with the familiar blue Sustrans' signs. Most people are able to complete the route in three days, but for those wanting to stop at the numerous attractions along the way it is likely to take 4-5 days.
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  • West Yorkshire Cycle Map

    Product Code: CCHJW
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    Updated in 2019 on water resistant and durable paper. This is in the series of pocket sized, folded maps to the National Cycle Network which include clearly mapped on-road and traffic-free paths, easy to read contours and detailed town insets. Published by Sustrans. 1:110,000 scale; folded 155mm x 99mm; flat 792mm x 630mm. The West Yorkshire Cycle Map (29) includes The Trans Pennine Trail, Way of the Roses, Pennine Cycleway and 5 individual day rides.
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  • The Official History of the Tour de France

    Serge Laget

    Product Code: CAYBS
    Hardback
    This brand new edition, with new features and stories, comprises an authoritative narrative account of each major era, up to and including the 2019 Tour, with more than 300 photographs, some dating back to the nineteenth century. There are features on the superstars and memorable moments for each era. The photos include souvenir brochures, period newspapers, posters, stickers, postcards and items of correspondence, together with action shots of all the major stars both in the saddle and associated with what is universally known as Le Tour. The Official History of the Tour de France is a celebration of one of the world's most famed annual events. Generally considered the greatest test of endurance in the sporting world, the Tour de France cycle race covers more than 2,200 miles in just over three weeks, climbing high into both the Alps and Pyrenees on a journey around France and, more often than not, briefly into neighbouring countries before ending on Paris's infamous Champs-Elysees.
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  • Esprit de Battuta

    Pamela Watson

    Product Code: CAWRK
    Paperback
    Who has not wanted to escape the daily grind, to search for life and adventure elsewhere? Australian-born and London-based Pamela Watson had a comfortable, if overworked existence, as a management consultant but yearned for freedom and the adventure. "That's it!" she thought. "I'll cycle across Africa!" Join her on this intoxicating journey that began as a search for adventure and turned into a journey of self-discovery. Perplexed by what causes her to choose suffering over comfort, she perseveres and along the way discovers companionship, kindness and compassion, and injustices that burn through the page. Cycling for a year and a half, covering nearly 15,000 kilometres and crossing through seventeen countries, she encountered an Africa rarely reported in the media and experienced first-hand the violent tinderbox of local politics. She discovers women are the backbone of rural Africa and is shocked to learn their responsibilities are not matched by their access to basic human rights. Now in its third edition, Esprit de Battuta: Alone Across Africa on a Bicycle is a must-read for all armchair adventurers, those who are curious about the everyday lives of the people of the rural villages of Africa and those who dare to challenge the status quo.
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  • Where There's A Will

    Emily Chappell

    Product Code: CBQNH
    Hardback
    'Chappell is a gifted storyteller' - Observer A London cycle courier with a taste for adventure, Emily Chappell entered an extraordinary new race - The Transcontinental - in which riders must find their own way, entirely unassisted, across Europe in the shortest time possible. On her second attempt, she won the women's event, covering nearly 4,000 miles in 13 days and ten hours, sleeping in short bursts wherever exhaustion took her. In the aftermath of a win that troubled as much as pleased her she worked with Mike Hall, the founder of the race, until his tragic death on the road. Where There's a Will is a book about a normal person finding the capacity to do something extraordinary; the paradoxes of comradeship, competition, vulnerability and will and the shock of grief, combined in a beautifully written and very human story.
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