Seven Deadly Sins – David Walsh

My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong Read 2014-again in 2019 The story of Dave Walsh’s mission in forensic detail. The is a book for cycling anoraks only. It is well written, as you would expect from a professional journalist. The story re-enforces what a dopey mess the world of professional cycling was in and what an unpleasant character Armstrong is. I hope the book in contributed … Continue reading Seven Deadly Sins – David Walsh

One Summer in America 1927: Bill Bryson

1927 Typical Bill Bryson, just loved it,a big book that was a great holiday read.How Bryson managed to do all the research is beyond me, must have taken years. The chapters on baseball were a bit detailed and I skipped a few sections but all in all a really enjoyable book. What a lot happened in 1927, highly recommended. via Goodreads | Edit Review – … Continue reading One Summer in America 1927: Bill Bryson

Life Cycles: Julian Sayer

Life Cycles by Julian Sayer A fascinating book that kept me interested until the end.  Yes Sayer cycled ‘round the world’ but missed out Australia (which sort of feels wrong), instead he did extra miles in the USA and Europe. Because of his disapproval of sponsorship he did the trip unsupported which led to very great hardship.  It’s amazing his physical health held up until … Continue reading Life Cycles: Julian Sayer

The Breakaway: Nicole Cooke

There is a great Scottish word to describe Nicole Cooke, feisty.  To be a truly great champion you need physical ability, intelligence and the mental toughness to overcome adversity whatever its source.  Nicole certainly had a lot with injuries, team problems and suffering the marginalisation of female road racing by British Cycling.  She fought and overcame all of this to win a peerless list of … Continue reading The Breakaway: Nicole Cooke