The Year: Reawakening the Legend of Cycling's Hardest Endurance Record Hardcover – 13 Oct 2015
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About the Author
Dave Barter is the author of the road cycling guidebook Great British Bike Rides, and Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder, a worldwide bestseller on Amazon. He has contributed many articles to Cycle, Cycling Weekly and Cycling Plus and has appeared on BBC One's The One Show. An expert on the life and cycling records of cycling year record holder Tommy Godwin, Dave has made it his mission to resurrect the legend of the year record in the early twentieth century. A fanatical cyclist, he is a veteran of numerous races and sportives, including L'Etape du Tour, the Fausto Coppi, the Polka Dot Challenge, two successful Land's End to John O'Groats expeditions, the Highland Trail 550 and numerous other events. Residing in deepest Wiltshire with his wife Helen and children Jake and Holly, Dave's passion for cycling drives him out into the countryside in all weathers seeking two-wheeled incident and adventure.
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Top Customer Reviews
The record is still held by Tommy Godwin who cycled 75,065 miles from January 1st 1939 to December 31st 1939. Tommy died suddenly in 1975 and very little was known about The Year Record until Dave Barter brought it back into the public domain.in 2005.
This book has made me even prouder of Tommy Godwin..............he was my father. Thank you Dave Barter !
This story is long overdue and will at last give some recognition of the amazing and
previously almost unrecognised achievements of this exclusive group.
Dave Barter has enlightened us all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book. Very well researched and written. Dave really brings the subject alive and captures the amazing determination of all the year competitors. A great readPublished 4 months ago by Angela G Decker
I read this from cover to cover in a weekend, couldn't put it down, chores had to wait. Meticulously researched and crafted, Dave tells the inspirational tale of those select few... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Richard Evans
Well researched and highly detailed but also hugely engaging. Inspired section on Billie which has led me to follow Kasja's efforts with great interest- many thanks!Published 11 months ago by Sean Schneider
Fantastic trawl through the archives, but a little less certain when making judgements about the technologies of early bicycles.Published 13 months ago by Dr Peter T Cox
The research made, and time spent, by Dave Barter to unearth the mostly forgotten phenomena of pursuing the "year" might only be imagined. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mr. S. M. Collins
In these 256 pages, Dave Barter has captured the amazing achievements of this intrepid band of cyclists who achieved distances in one year which are staggering even by today’s... Read morePublished 17 months ago by glospete
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