My top ten cycling travel books.

A Listmania! list by Cath Andrews "cathnmike" (Macerata, Italy and Southport, UK)
 
The Wind In My Wheels: Travel Tales from the Saddle
1.  The Wind In My Wheels: Travel Tales from the Saddle by Josie Dew
The list author says:
  "Anything by Josie Dew is worth reading. If you don't know her, start here."
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Full Tilt: From Dublin to Delhi with a Bicycle
2.  Full Tilt: From Dublin to Delhi with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy
The list author says:
  "Dervla Murphy is an amazing storyteller. Her books of travel by bike to various parts of the world are inspirational."
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French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France
3.  French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France by Tim Moore
The list author says:
  "A hugely funny book - a bit like Bill Bryson but (for me anyway) much more amusing. Don't read in public - you won't be able to help laughing like a mad person!"
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Downhill all the Way: From La Manche to the Mediterranean by Bike: Cycling Through France from La Manche to the Mediterranean
4.  Downhill all the Way: From La Manche to the Mediterranean by Bike: Cycling Through France from La Manche to the Mediterranean by Edward Enfield
The list author says:
  "A lovely, gentle, humourous book to inspire you to ride your bike no matter what your age. All Edward Enfield's books are worth reading; this is his first."
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Moods of Future Joys: Around the World by Bike - Part 1
5.  Moods of Future Joys: Around the World by Bike - Part 1 by Alastair Humphreys
The list author says:
  "If you like cycling and you like Africa, or have ever wanted to go there, buy this book! The first of a two-part series of round-the-world adventure - entertaining and honest."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

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'Why Don't You Fly?' Back Door to Beijing - by Bicycle
6.  'Why Don't You Fly?' Back Door to Beijing - by Bicycle by Christopher J.A. Smith
The list author says:
  "An inspirational book; well written with a good mix of the descriptive with the gently funny."
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Cycling Back to Happiness: Adventure on the North Sea Cycle Route
7.  Cycling Back to Happiness: Adventure on the North Sea Cycle Route by Bernie Friend
The list author says:
  "Easy to read, funny, and a great inspiration to anyone who has known what it's like to suffer from anxiety and depression."
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You Can't Ride a Bike to Alaska. It's an Island!
8.  You Can't Ride a Bike to Alaska. It's an Island! by Michael Thomas
The list author says:
  "Funny and inspirational, the only problem with this book for me was it was too short!"
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A Bike Ride: 12,000 miles around the world
9.  A Bike Ride: 12,000 miles around the world by Anne Mustoe
The list author says:
  "Anne Mustoe's books tend to be more intense than most others in this list. Be prepared for a more factually-based book rather than comedy."
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It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life
10.  It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong
The list author says:
  "OK so it's not strictly speaking a travel book, but whatever you think of Lance Armstrong it's one of the most truly inspirational reads you will find."
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Cath Andrews "cathnmike" (Macerata, Italy and Southport, UK)
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Last updated: 25/01/2009
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