Verita’s favourite cycling reads

by Verita Stewart


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.

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.

She now juggles full-time work with full-time NRS racing. Verita is full of stories and smiles and snark – and will bring all three to you on Ella. Follow Verita on twitter and instagram and strava.

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