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Old and New Quality Reading

For more depth than magazines and more comfort than web browsing - books are best. Here are a few that you may enjoy (or hate!) but some will certainly be very hard to find.

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BookCYB

Pelham Books published a series of cycling books in the early 1970’s some of which were -

  • Cycling Year Book by N G Henderson, 1971, Ref 7207 0461 8
  • Cycling in the Sixties by David Saunders
  • Continental Cycle Racing by N G Henderson
  • Cycling’s Circus by Chas Messenger, 1971
  • Conquer the World by Chas Messenger, 1968
  • Cycling Crazy by Chas Messenger, 1970
  • Cycling - Lands End to John o’Groats by Alan J Ray, 1971, Ref 7207 0505 3
  • The Bicycle in Life, Love, War and Literature by Seamus McGonagle
  • Where there’s a wheel by Chas Messenger, 1972

BookICG1

This International Cycling Guide provided an annual review of all aspects of cycling not just racing. It was edited by Nicholas Crane and published by the Tantivy Press of London (USLCCC # 79-8736). We have seen copies of the 1982, 1983 and 1984 editions but publication seems to have started in 1980 and may have gone on for years beyond...

  • 1982 Edition (352 pages ISBN 0-498-02585-3)
  • 1983 Edition (336 pages ISBN 0-900730-11-0)

BookWR1

Any really serious racing fan of the European racing scene really needs to get themselves copies of this series of year books that start from 1985-6. The first edition contained 600+ pages of detailed facts and figures covering professional, amateur, junior and veteran races - road, track and off-road.
The text is in Dutch but that does not detract from the depth of information provided. The 1985-6 edition was published by Elmar Sport with Herman Harens, Evert de Rooij and Wencel Maresch as editors; ISBN 90 6120 500 X.
Checking the web for secondhand copies, all the editions from 1985 to date were found; with prices starting at just 4 euros. The official Wieler Jaarboek website is
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The CycloScoop series of short hardback books (at around 50 pages each) covered some of the sport’s top stars. Originally published in Dutch by de Eecloonaar of Belgium, six of the series were also published in English under the Cycle Sport banner.

  • 1. Miguel Indurain (also in English)
  • 2. Sean Kelly (also in English)
  • 3. Stephen Roche (also in English)
  • 4. Briek Schotte
  • 5. Jan Raas (also in English)
  • 6. Herman Vanspringel
  • 7. Greg Lemond (also in English)
  • 8. Gianni Bugno (also in English)
  • ?. Henri Desgrange
  • ?. Bernard Thevenet
  • ?. Walter Godefroot
  • ?. Jan Janssens

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Some of these books may still be available in our archive and still for sale.

Please contact me via the e-mail address below (which you will need to type). Any books still available can be bought for 5 (sterling) each - which is payable via PayPal.

Post and packing will be extra and dependent on destination but will be at cost.

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The search continues ... more soon. But here is one extra ... the Evian Simplex Catalogue for 1963

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