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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Fife has always been a cut above, and this is a belter, even by his high standards. The writing is crisp and articulate, but best of all it makes you want to ride. A very fine thing indeed.
Published on 2 Aug 2008 by Het volk

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1.0 out of 5 stars Utter self indulgent tosh
I bought this among a clutch of books to take away with me on an extended holiday. Imagine my disappointment when I sat down excitedly to read it and quickly discovered that I'd mistakenly purchased a poorly written ode to self indugence.
The author takes perhaps my favourite subject and distorts it out of enjoyable recognition. Instead of the inspiring book artfully...
Published on 29 July 2010 by Dave Noble


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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Agree 100% with 1 star review by Dave Noble, 25 Aug 2010
I was about to dash down a scathing a review. Then I read the reveiw below by Dave Noble. Agree 100%.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing, 26 Jan 2009
This joins one of only a handful of books that I couldn't face finishing, poorly written, the narrative jumps around chronologically and people seem to appear and disappear from the story almost randomly. The few interesting aspects of the authors life are dealt with in a very superficial manner, but we do learn that he has met lots of famous people and even got a letter from Chris Boardman.

In summary, an uninteresting biography of an unremarkable person.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I fell asleep!, 5 May 2009
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I lost track of the point of this book half way through and gave up! There are far better cycling books out there!
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