Cafe Bookshelf

Interview: Daniel Friebe

"Climbing to the Lagunas de Neila at dusk in November, the roar of the Soča river on the south side of the Vršič pass in a deluge, the last, amber light over Monte Catria on a cloudless day in May..." Daniel Friebe and the joy of cols.

Interview: Richard Moore

Richard Moore pops into the Café again, this time to talk about this recent grande boucle book, Tour de France 100.

A Cycling Lexicon, by Phil Carter and Jeff Conner

Headbadges as small objects of desire. In a book that is itself a small object of desire.

Project Rainbow, by Rod Ellingworth

Behind the scenes with the British Cycling academy, the plans to win the 2011 World Championships and Olympic road race, and life with Team Sky.

The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey, by Graham Healy

Title: The Curse of the Rainbow Jersey: Cycling's Most Infamous SuperstitionAuthor: Graham HealyPublisher: Breakaway BooksYear: 2013Pages: 189Order: Breakaway BooksWhat it is: A look at the more...

Classic Cycling Race Routes by Chris Sidwells

Title: Classic Cycling Race Route: The Toughest 52 European ChallengesAuthors: Chris SidwellsPublisher: AA PublishingYear: 2013Pages: 224Order: AmazonWhat it is: A Collection of challenging...

Mountain Higher, by Daniel Friebe and Pete Goding

Daniel Friebe and Pete Goding team up once more to provide more words and pictures of another fifty of Europe's cycling climbs.

The Long Race To Glory, by Chris Sidwells

Title: The Long Race to Glory: How the British Came to Rule the Cycling WorldAuthor: Chris SidwellsPublisher: Andre DeutscheYear: 2013Pages: 298Order: Carlton BooksWhat it is: The Great British...

Capitalism and Sport, edited by Michael Lavalette

Title: Capitalism and Sport: Politics, Protest, People and PlayAuthors: Simon Basketter, Paul Blackledge, Adrian Budd, Sue Caldwell, Jo Cardwell, Lionel Cliffe, Tony Collins, Estelle Cooch,...

Life After Lance

Three years ago, back when I first started doing these Café Bookshelf pieces, one of the aspects of the cycling publishing industry that intrigued me was the way some cycling books seek to extend...

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