Cycle Yorkshire, by Jonathan Brown

The Tour de Yorkshire 2016, Sutton Bank

Title: Cycle Yorkshire – From Road Racing Pioneers to the Ultimate Grand Départ and Beyond Author: Jonathan Brown (with a foreword by Gary Verity) Publisher: Great Northern Books Year: 2017 Pages: 191 Order: Great Northern What it is: A history of British cycling, with a focus on the contribution made by Yorkshire Strengths: Brown has done the leg work and a lot of ‘Cycle Yorkshire’ is built on new, original interviews Weaknesses: A little bit of critical distance would be nice Yorkshire Post News Brian Robinson signs an autograph during his first Tour de France in 1955 I put it down to the Yorkshire grit, we’ve always produced good riders. Yorkshire folk are dead down to earth; they just do their best, they are great people. ~ Sid Barras No matter how many times the story of British cycling’s transition from rags to riches is told, there will always be ...

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