The best cycling books - by women

The best cycling books - by women

Emily Chappell 8 Mar 2019 Redressing the balance, here are our top picks of the best cycling books by women I’ll read anything if it’s got a bicycle on the cover, but I have to admit, pro cyclist memoirs (even the juicy confessional ones) all blur into one when you’ve read a few, and books about cycling across continents mostly just tell the same story again and again. Still, cycling channels so much of what’s important in life – triumph and failure; suffering and humour; rivalry, camaraderie and redemption – that it’s no wonder it’s accompanied by a rich and original seam of literature. Tim Krabbé’s The Rider is widely agreed to be a perfect rendition of the inner world of the racing cyclist, Max Leonard’s Lanterne Rouge recounts the Tour de France from the novel perspective of the last rider in, and Rob Penn’s It’s All About The Bike ...

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