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1923, by Ned Boulting

The clown prince of cycling commentary wipes off the greasepaint after acquiring a Pathé newsreel from the 1923 Tour and sets off on a voyage of discovery

Tour de Force, by Mark Cavendish

The third volume of Mark Cavendish’s autobiography

Mythologies: Queen Stages and Circles of Death – Things Ancient and Modern

When did bike races get queen stages? And why are they queen stages in some countries but king stages in others? What even is a queen stage?

Chased by Pandas, by Dan Martin

The autobiography of Dan Martin, who won Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Il Lombardia, as well as stages in all three Grand Tours

Cafe Bookshelf: In Search of Jan Ullrich

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The Green Bullet, by Matt Rendell

A biography of Alejandro Valverde

Cafe Bookshelf

Beryl, by Jeremy Wilson

A biography of Beryl Burton, seven-time World Champion

The Greatest, by William Fotheringham

William Fotheringham’s self-published biography of Beryl Burton, seven-time World Champion

Personal Best, by Beryl Burton

The autobiography of Beryl Burton, seven-time world champion.

Mountains According to G, by Geraint Thomas

The third book in the ‘According to G’ franchise

The Wind at My Back, by Paul Maunder

A chamoir that mixes thoughts on cycling and writing

Start at the End, by Dan Bigham

The story of how a team of underdog privateers triumphed in two rounds of track cycling’s World Cup and what their success can teach you about achieving your goals

Dear Hugo, by Herbie Sykes

A cycling novel about Hugo Koblet, winner of the 1951 Tour de France

The Art of Cycling, by James Hibbard

Desire Discrimination Determination, by Marlon Lee Moncrieffe

Magic Spanner, by Carlton Kirby

Carlton Kirby’s Magic Spanner – The World of Cycling According to Carlton Kirby, Eurosport’s Legendary Tour de France Commentator written by Carlton Kirby and published by Bloomsbury book

The World’s Fastest Man, by Michael Kranish

The Medal Factory, by Kenny Pryde (The Lawyers’ Cut)

Le Fric, by Alex Duff

A (financial) history of the Tour de France with an emphasis on the attempts to form a breakaway league a decade ago

War on Wheels, by Justin McCurry

An introduction to keirin racing and its place in Japanese culture

Where There’s a Will, by Emily Chappell

Emily Chappell’s account of some of her ultra-cycling experiences and her friendship with Mike Hall.

Sprinting Through No Man’s Land, by Adin Dobkin

The story of the 1919 Tour de France, the first held after the end of the First World War

Climbers, by Peter Cossins

Well worn stories about wearers of the polka dot jersey

Mythologies: Assassins of the Aubisque!

The 1910 Tour has given rise to no end of nonsense, not least the claim that Octave Lapize called the race organisers assassins as he crossed the Col d’Aubisuqe an hour behind schedule + 15 minutes behind a nobody.

God is Dead, by Andy McGrath

A biography of Frank Vandenbroucke, winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 1999

End to End, by Paul Jones

A history of the Lands End to John o’Groats record

Mythologies: Alphonse Steinès and the Invention of the Pyrénées

Mythologies: Major Taylor, Henri Desgrange and a Wheelbarrow Full of Centimes

Raincoats are for Tourists, by Isabel Best

Dirty Feet, by Les Woodland

A brief history of the Tour de France from the veteran cycling historian Les Woodland


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