It’s winter here in Australia with true weather for ducks: rain, hail, wind and a top temperature of 6 degrees Celcius.
The weekend has come and gone and I spent almost its entirety either on the wind trainer, watching the replays of the Tour and reading one of the many cycling books that have been gifted to me over the years.
I’m sure many of you can relate here. Cyclists often get gifted cycling books. Every birthday or Christmas, I get more books. I mean, why not? Books are a perfect cyclist gift. But, I have heaps and to be honest, I struggle to get through them. I haven’t really got an attention span that permits me to read a book from cover to cover – unless it is a really, really good one.
Here’s a list of my favourite cycling books to help you bide your time through the winter, longingly dreaming of summer.
- Slaying the Badger – Richard Moore
- Cyclist Australia Magazine
- Feed Zone Portables – Biju Thomas
- The Secret Race – Tyler Hamilton
- The Rider by Tim Krabbé
- Faster – Michael Hutchinson
- The Long Road to Paris – Cadel Evans and Graham Watson
- The Anna Meares Story – Anna Meares
- At Speed – Mark Cavendish
- Battle Scars – Stuart O’Grady
Let me know what you think of them, do you have any recommendations?
The tagline to Verita Stewart’s personal blog reads: “Not a professional cyclist, yet” and it’s the “yet” that’s most telling. Verita is a Melbourne-based cyclist riding for Specialized Women’s Racing. She has quickly made the jump from commuting to recreational riding to racing.