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Great page-turner, but light on substance
on 24 August 2014
I loved Ned Boulting's writing style, but thought the book (as far as the sub-title's objective is concerned) a little bit lazy, perhaps? Firstly, despite the odd day-trip to Manchester or the Wirral, it felt a bit London-centric. I would have liked to hear what cycling mean in Glasgow, Leeds or Aberystwyth. Also, there are whole sub-cultures (Audax, Cyclocross and BMX to name just three) that have been massively influential in shaping the Nation's Cycling Soul, yet they don't get a look-in (both Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish were BMX champions in their youth)...