The Obree Way: A Training Manual for Cyclists – Graeme Obree
An hour record holder, Greame Obree, is also a time trialist and track racer. His book is a manual – of sorts – for all cyclists. In addition to offering training information and nutrition, you also catch a glimpse at the inner workings of this cycling legend.
However, what works for this cycling genius may not work for everyone, but nonetheless, it’s an entertaining read.
What Goes Around: A London Cycle Courier’s Story – Emily Chappell
What’s more rewarding than being able to combine your passion with your career? Emily Chappell records the high’s and low’s of being a bicycle courier in the heart of London.
Not intending this to be her career, Emily has now been working as a courier for 6 six years, and claims it to be her most intense affair yet.
This beautifully written book recounts her experiences of the job, whilst painting a true and raw image of our nation’s capital city.
The Breakaway – Nicole Cooke
Being a woman in a male dominated sport is tough. There’s constant heat surrounding the gender debates over coverage, pay and rights.
Unlike Lance Armstrong, before the doping incident, Nicole Cooke wasn’t a household name. Despite her dedication, training and hard work, she didn’t stand in the media limelight like her male counterparts. After announcing her retirement in 2013, Nicole publishes The Breakaway, telling all about the struggle, the rewards and the world of professional cycling.
This gripping and eye-opening read shines a light on this incredible World Champion, and Olympic Champion athlete.