• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The Hardmen: Legends of the Cycling Gods (Hardback)
  • The Hardmen: Legends of the Cycling Gods (Hardback)
zoom

The Hardmen: Legends of the Cycling Gods (Hardback)

(author), (author), (author), (author), (foreword)
£12.99
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
It's time we all stopped whining and learned a thing or two from the toughest cyclists ever.

Stephen Roche, whose cure for exhaustion was to go up a gear and fight harder, all the way to the ambulance.

Eddy Merckx, who hurt himself so badly in breaking the Hour record that, he estimated, he shortened his career by a year.

Beryl Burton, who crushed her (male) rival's morale with the offer of a piece of liquorice, before speeding past to victory.

Nicole Cooke and Edwig Van Hooydonck, who rejected dope and became legends.





The Hardmen
tells the stories - the good bits, anyway - of the 40 most heroic cyclists ever. Their bravery, their panache and their perfect amount of dumb.

It reminds us that suffering on a bike liberates us from our daily lives, and that, in the words of Lance Armstrong 'pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever'; proof that even assholes can be insightful.

A fabulous insight into the pain and the glory from The Velominati as well as a beautifully produced book which will grace any cycling fan's shelf.


Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781256121
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 365 g
Dimensions: 201 x 135 x 20 mm
Edition: Main

You may also be interested in...

The Great Bike Race
Added to basket
Racing Through the Dark
Added to basket
The Monuments
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold
Added to basket
French Revolutions
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Race Against the Stasi
Added to basket
To Hell on a Bike
Added to basket
Land of Second Chances
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal
Added to basket
Seven Deadly Sins
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Wide-Eyed and Legless
Added to basket
The Secret Race
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Badger
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The End of the Road
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.