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inspirational and practical
on 22 January 2004
I have always been a keen cyclist (I cycled across the Alps when I was 16) but only recently decided to take it a bit more seriously and this book has already proved both inspirational and incredibly useful.
The intelligent design of the book makes the huge amount of information it contains both easily digestible and accessible enough to make it suitable as a handy reference. It's written in an entirely non-patronising style that is very easy to read and features loads of detailed, labelled diagrams that both illustrate and explain - plus gear size charts, training graphs and tables, conversion tables, a useful glossary, lots of helpful addresses, and loads more...
The extensive and detailed hints and tips for training and nutrition are flexible enough to suit a wide range of needs, whether you aim to take part in a few casual 50 mile-plus rides or want to tackle something much more ambitious such as a 600km randonnee or a long-distance multi-stage tour.
The author is a very experienced cyclist but he doesn't need to state his authority - it just shines through in the depth of practical advice and information he gives in the pages of this wonderful book.