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The Beautiful Machine: A Life in Cycling, from Tour de France to Cinder  Hill
 
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The Beautiful Machine: A Life in Cycling, from Tour de France to Cinder Hill [Kindle Edition]

Graeme Fife
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"An excellent read, not only for cyclists, but for anyone looking for an inspiring perspective on life, love, travel, history and other spiritual and worldly things" (The London Cyclist)

Book Description

A highly entertaining book from the bestselling author of Tour de France that explains what makes cyclists tick and why cycling inspires such passion

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Graeme Fife has been riding a bike since he discovered, aged five, that escaping from home on two wheels was a lot faster and took him a lot farther than he could go on foot. He soon allied love of what was, admittedly, quite a humble version of the beautiful machine with a tenacious grip on independence.



A French girlfriend introduced Fife to raclette, a broader perspective on life and thinking and the Tour de France and French cycling journalism. Since then, this passion has seeded books, articles, epic rides, acquaintance with some of the most illustrious men in cycling and many staunch friendships.



This is bare-knuckle writing at its most punchy, rippling with wit and energy. It is a celebration of the bicycle and the joy, wonder, adventure, the good and bad times associated with it, and of the people who ride and with whom Fife has ridden. Here are explorations of all dimensions of the experience, on, round, with, via and about the beautiful machine.

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A highly entertaining book from the bestselling author of Tour de France that explains what makes cyclists tick and why cycling inspires such passion

About the Author

Graeme Fife is a full-time writer with several books published in the UK and the USA. A keen cyclist, he has ridden all the celebrated cols of Tour legend. He is also the author of the bestselling Tour de France and Inside the Peloton.
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