Cyclopedia: It’s All About The Bike
This title is currently out of print, so new copies are no longer available. We do however, have carefully vetted used copies, pending publication of an updated version.
All two-wheeled life is here. Perhaps. As much as I can think of anyway.
Runs from Abduzhaparov to Zimmerman (AA not Urs) with lots and lots in between. I’ve included all the stuff you would expect to find such as the stories of the major road races and the greatest stars, plus the not-quite-so-expected: sex, drugs, some of the best cycling films and books, the history of every component and every discipline.
If you want to know why a Derny is called a Derny, what is Velib extreme, what Kraftwerk have to do with cycling, why Geraint Thomas is called the Penguin or some of the dodgy things that soigneurs do, this is probably for you.
Edited extract from the Guardian >
Review from road.cc
Review from Podium Cafe
Yellow Jersey Press
First published September 2010