The Art of Cycling (Paperback)
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The Art of Cycling (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 09/06/2022
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'An exceptional read' - Paul Kimmage, author of Rough Ride

A meditative love letter to the sport of cycling, THE ART OF CYCLING traces the journey of a former professional racer regaining his love for the sport and shows how cycling can shed new light on age-old questions of selfhood, meaning, and purpose.

Interweaving cycling, philosophy, and personal narrative, THE ART OF CYCLING provides readers with a deep understanding into the highs and lows of being an elite athlete, the limits of approaching any sporting pursuit from a strictly rational perspective, and how the philosophical and often counterintuitive lessons derived from sport can be applied to other areas of life.

Accessible to everyone from the hardened racer to the casual fan, THE ART OF CYCLING engages the history of thought through the lens of cycling to undermine much of what is typically thought of as "intellectual", breathing new vitality into life, and countering society's obsession with progress and drive towards the abstract, detached, and virtual.


'Cycling is an extended form of thinking and The Art of Cycling is a dazzling trip on both counts. Taking a racing line between Descartes and Nietzsche, Moser and Merckx, James Hibbard dismantles what it means to be a cyclist and puts it together again in thought-provoking ways - and, like a Zen master or cyclist in the mountains, achieves moments of transcendence'
Max Leonard, author of Higher Calling

'When you "draft" in cycling, you tuck yourself behind a lead rider and let him or her take the wind and pull you along. This is what one gets to do in reading Hibbard's The Art of Cycling - draft off a strong writer and thinker through a meditation on a very basic, but incredibly beautiful, method of going from here to there at high speed. Drafting can be dangerous if the lead rider is unsteady, but Hibbard proves a reliable guide. The Art of Cycling is worth the ride.'
John Kaag, author of Hiking with Nietzsche

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529410280
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: 200 x 134 x 24 mm


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Professional bike racing has never lent itself to deep thinkers. Winning is a cruel and ruthless business where the best are taught to keep their head down, arse-up, and brain in neutral. So it's fair to say that James Hibbard was an exception, and that The Art of Cycling is an exceptional read * Paul Kimmage, author of 'Rough Ride' *

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