Dec 1

Ten great books about cycling

The William Hill Sports Book of the year was announced yesterday (30.11.10).

This got us thinking about the cycling books that had won and been nominated.

Only two books about cycling have won:

“It’s not about the bike” by Lance Armstrong in 2000

and

“Rough Ride” by Paul Kimmage in 1990

However, there have been two other cycling books nominated:

“The Death of Marco Pantani” by Matt Rendell, 2006

“Push yourself just a little bit more” by Johnny Green, 2005

These are all good books, but there is a multitude of very fine bike related writing out there. We struggled to choose only ten and many of our favourites were left off of the list, but the list below represents some absolute classics.

So here in no particular order are ten of Skinny Tyres favourite cycling related books.

  1. “The Rider” by Tim Krabbe
  2. “French Revolutions” – Cycling the Tour de France” by Tim Moore
  3. “Cycling is my life” by Tommy Simpson
  4. “In search of Robert Millar” by Richard Moore
  5. “The Escape Artist” by Matt Seaton
  6. “Tomorrow we Ride” by Jean Bobet
  7. “One more kilometre and we’re in the showers” by Tim Hilton
  8. “Kings of the Mountains” by Matt Rendell
  9. “The Hour” by Michael Hutchison
  10. “The Flying Scotsman” by Graeme Obree

If you’ve got a favourite cycling related book, let us know by leaving a comment below.

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