Start reading One Way Road: The Autobiography of Robbie McEwen on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

One Way Road: The Autobiography of Robbie McEwen [Kindle Edition]

McEwen , Pickering
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £14.99
Kindle Price: £5.99 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £9.00 (60%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £5.99  
Paperback £14.99  
Kindle Books Summer Sale
Kindle Summer Sale: Books from 99p
Browse over 600 titles from best-selling authors, including Neil Gaiman, John Grisham, Jeffrey Archer, Veronica Roth and Sylvia Day. >Shop now
From mountain bikes to cycle computers, find 1000s of products in our bikes store.

Book Description

The autobiography of three time Tour de France Green Jersey winner.

Professional road cyclist Robbie McEwen will do whatever it takes to win on a bike. He is proud of his reputation as a 'competitive little bugger' and 'a bit of a hard bastard in the peloton', yet he is at pains to point out that what he's channelling is not rage or aggression but a fierce determination and razor-sharp focus.

Here, in his own words, Robbie reveals what has made him one of the most successful road cyclists of the last 20 years, winning over 200 professional races and three Tour de France green jerseys.

From his teen years in Brisbane winning just about every possible title for his age group at BMX, to his road-cycling apprenticeship at the Australian Institute of Sport before signing his first professional contract with Rabobank, right up to the present day, living in Belgium and riding for RadioShack, this is the complete picture of the inimitable sprinter. Robbie is every bit the feisty, single-minded battler that his fans know and love, but he is also a father and husband who likes hanging out with his mates and having fun. As he puts it, 'Most of the time, I'm Dr Jekyll. Mr Hyde only makes rare appearances, but unfortunately people judge him, not me.' Here, with his characteristic candour and energy, Robbie sets the record straight.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Page of Start over
This shopping feature will continue to load items. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2066 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Australia (1 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056G8KMS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Robbie McEwen's "One Way Road" is a truly engaging read throughout. I like that it's so honestly in Robbie McEwen's own very Australian voice - to the point where readers from other countries might have welcomed a "glossary of terms". I also like that his writing is so detailed that at times I felt not only the intense adrenaline rush of watching the Tour - but also had to flinch and look away from the sections where he's telling us about the crashes and injuries. This is a privileged view of what makes a professional cyclist tick, and particularly allows us to glimpse the psyche of someone who is balancing a fierce determination to win, against the reality that there's a limited window of opportunity in which to do so. Robbie knows his talents, strengths and limits - and that there is life after sport. After reading this you will agree that he's worked incredibly hard to earn and enjoy the best of life.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very motivational and solid book 14 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read a lot of cycling biographies and books about cycling and this is one of my favourites. Its well written and descibes rides and victories in a way that is interesting and easy to imagine.

I didn't know a lot about Robbie when I read this book, but found that I liked his character, his persistence and he motivated me to try harder on the challenges that I face when cycling.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 6 Feb. 2012
Will keep it brief, have many cycling auto/biography's, this is in my top 3, read it over 4 days, I passed on to a friend who read it in 2 & said it was the best he's read. Now bearing in mind the sprinters mentality he's a brash aussie etc etc, from starting out in the sport & his battle to establish himself, break though wins to champion & green jersey winner, totally frank & honest, Robbie knows himself and what works for him, he is especially open about contracts money & teammates, buy it you wont regret it, though a different tale, I rate it up with kimmage's book.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one way road 25 Nov. 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
excellent insight into the character of robbie mcewen hard to put down would recommend this book and is in my top twenty all time reads
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category