Anybody have thoughts on which are the best written, most entertaining books about cycling?
I recently went through Tim Moore's French Revolutions, which was OK (but I had the nagging suspicion that he was fibbing about a few things).
"The Hour" by Michael Hutchinson is quite nicely written - he has a great line in self-depreciating humour that I think you'll like if you like Tim Moore.
The escape artist isn't about cycling really.
Is Lance Armstrong Tour de Force any good? My local supermarket was selling it for £4.99 so I thought I'd take a chance on it
Anyone read Bad to the Bone by James Waddington? Surreal, black comedy set in the world of pro cycling. Previously average riders start winning everything, then suddenly disappearing and dying after going soft in the head. All after hooking up with a mysterious 'doctor'.
Written in about 1999. But still seems topical.
My favourite reads include:Le Tour by Geoffrey Wheatcroft – full of fascintaing stories from the earliest days of the Tour. Les Woodland's Unknown Tour de France is excellent too.
Wheatcofts book is well written but riddled with errors. I don't know if they have been corrected in the new edition.