Reviews of bikes, accessories, books and cycling accommodation

Book review: Raoul Taburin by Jean-Jacques Sempé

Julia Stagg reviews Raoul Taburin by Jean-Jacques Sempé, one of France's best-loved writers and illustrators • Oct 29, 2012

Books: Cashing in on the Lance Armstrong years

As the scramble begins to rewrite Tour de France history, could the deletion of the Lance Armstrong years be an investment opportunity for book collectors? • Oct 28, 2012

Book review: The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton

Julia Stagg critiques The Secret Race, the autobiography of Tyler Hamilton – the first cyclist to so publicly point the finger at Lance Armstrong • Sep 30, 2012

Books: Brittany by bike - 2 great cycling in France guidebooks

A short blog about two great cycling guides to Brittany, including one that is now available as an e-book. • Jun 12, 2012

Book review: The Dog Detectives

The Dog Detectives - cycling's very own bike-riding crime hounds - are the perfect companions for the mini-cyclist in your life. • Jun 06, 2012

Book review: Inside the Peloton by Nicolas Roche

Nicolas Roche dishes the dirt on life in the peloton in this honest and engaging read. • Jun 06, 2012

Cycling in France Books #2

An updated list of the latest books about cycling in France – it includes guidebooks as well as travelogues. • Jun 02, 2012

Books: Stephen Roche Autobiography Released

It's 25 years since Stephen Roche won the Tour, the Giro and the World Championships in the same year. He's finally written about it. • Jun 01, 2012

Bjarne Riis Q&A in London

Team Saxo Bank owner Bjarne Riis will be in London on May 30 for a Q&A session to promote his autobiography, Riis: Stages of Light and Dark. • May 14, 2012

France On Two Wheels - A new cycling in France book

Travel writer Adam Ruck has released France On Two Wheels, a collection of six cycle tours through France • Apr 10, 2012

Books: How Cav Won the Green Jersey by Ned Boulting

ITV's Ned Boulting has written a short, digital-only series of dispatches from the 2011 Tour. • Mar 28, 2012

Book review: Shay Elliott: The Life and Death of Ireland's First Yellow Jersey

A biography shines the light on Shay Elliott, the first Irishman to wear the coveted Tour de France Yellow Jersey • Dec 10, 2011

A book club for cyclists

If you're in London, get along to the Cycling Book Club to chat about bike books (and lots of other random cycling stuff). • Dec 10, 2011

Author interview: Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys spent fours years cycling 46,000 miles around the world. His first stop was France • Dec 06, 2011

Author interview: Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont's book, The Man Who Cycled The World, was an international bestseller. We spoke to him about the ride that inspired it. • Dec 06, 2011

Author interview: Josie Dew

Josie Dew recalls her first cycling trip to France when she discovered the joys of boulangeries and patisseries • Dec 06, 2011

Book review: The Bike Touring Survival Guide

The Bike Touring Survival Guide – from the founders of the Travelling Two website – is essential reading for prospective cycle tourers • Dec 06, 2011

Book review: Brian Robinson, Pioneer by Graeme Fife

Graeme Fife's biography of one of British cycling's original heroes, Brian Robinson • Dec 06, 2011

Book review: It's All About the Bike by Robert Penn

Bike geek Robert Penn travels the world to source the best parts for his dream bike. • Dec 06, 2011

Book review: A Race for Madmen

Chris Sidwells has produced an accessible and lively history of the Tour de France • Jun 28, 2011

Book review: Sky's the Limit

Richard Moore goes behind the scenes to lift the lid on the formation of Team Sky and its bid to win the Tour de France for Britain • Jun 28, 2011

Book review: It's All About the Bike by Robert Penn

Bike geek Robert Penn travels the world to source the best parts for his dream bike. (Even Mulga Bill gets a mention) • Jun 07, 2011

Book review: How I Won the Yellow Jumper by Ned Boulting

Ned Boulting's How I Won the Yellow Jumper is an entertaining insight into life on the road with the Tour de France. • May 16, 2011

Interview: Graham Robb, Cyclist and Author

Graham Robb is the author of The Discovery of France, a book he researched by cycling 14,000 miles around France • Mar 03, 2011

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