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A J HODGE AND HIS CYCLES
Chris Hewitt
1991
119pp
A fascinating little book which details the story of a small lightweight framebuilder from Luton – some slightly extravagant claims are made but this is a great read nevertheless. £16

 


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RICHARDS ULTIMATE BICYCLE BOOK
Richard Ballantine
1992
192 pages
This is a great book with lots of very interesting bikes including quite a lot of Mike Burrows creations! The classic pages features Les Cassell’s Thanet Silverlight, Hetchins 6-day, and a Dursley Pedersen. £12

 


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MAJOR TAYLOR TRACK WORLD CHAMPION
Andrew Ritchie
1988
Major Taylor was one of the first black World champions in any sport – he was enormously successful the world over during the latter years of the 19th and early years of the 20th century. Andrew Ritchie’s biography is exceptionally thorough – he is an academic historian but also tells a great story. In excellent condition. £25

 


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EUROPEAN CYCLING
Noel Henderson
1989
152 pages
This books lists and has accounts of the 20 greatest European pro cycling events. It is a great bible and just what you need when you want to check on who won the Tour in 1954. Paperback, excellent condition £12

 

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THUS WE SERVED Raleigh in WWII
Dudley Noble
1946
60 pages
A small book published by Raleigh to illustrate what they made during WWII. Nicely illustrated. £19

 


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BOB CHICKEN A PASSION FOR THE BIKE
GRAEME FIFE
2005
336 pages
Bob Chicken was like Ron Kitching a pioneer in importing cycle parts from the continent. This is his story and it is a fascinating one. £12

 

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THE MOULTON BICYCLE
Edition: 2nd
Tony Hadland
Published: 1994
Pages: 156
Softback
Excellent copy of the Moulton Bicycle by Tony Hadland which tells the story of the F frame Moultons. 156 pages. Paperback. Really rather rare. £79

 

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TOURING BIKES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE
Tony Oliver
Published: 1992
Pages: 176
Hardback
The title of this book is rather misleading for it is really a primer on bicycle frame design and building as well as the speccing of touring bikes and tandems. It contains detailed specs of all the frame tubing available in the late 1980s and is a truly great resource on lugged steel and fillet braze bicycle framebuilding. Printed in quite limited numbers originally this is now hard to find. £59

 

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CYCLE SPORT: MIGUEL INDURAIN
Noel Truyers
Published: Late 1990s
Pages: 48
Hardback
Excellent mini biography. £12

 

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CYCLE SPORT: GREG LEMOND
Noel Truyers
Published: Late 1990s
Pages: 48
Hardback
Excellent mini biography. £12

 

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THE PENGUIN BOOK OF THE BICYCLE
Roderick Watson & Martin Gray
Published: 1978
Pages: 333
Softback
This is a very underrated book which has plenty to offer those interested in cycling. There are fascinating sections on Raleigh (including the team bikes), Reynolds tubing factory, Dave Moulton and lots of history and sport. £9

 

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THE BICYCLE IN LIFE LOVE WAR AND LITERATURE
Seamus McGonagle
Published: 1968
Pages: 141
Hardback
Ex-Library Book
A great read though occasionally its accuracy should be questioned. £8

 

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EASE WITH ELEGANCE: THE STORY OF THANET CYCLES
Hilary Stone
Published: 1986
Pages: 60
Softback
I have just found some more copies of my history of Thanet Cycles – the Silverlight and Silverthan etc written in 1986 – its needed very few revisions since and contains plenty of details, pictures etc £10


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HAYNES: THE RACING BIKE BOOK
Edition: 2nd
Steve Thomas, Ben Searle and Dave Smith

Published: 2002
Pages: 168
Hardback
Excellent book with lots of how tos as well as setting the scene etc £12

 

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THE MALVERN CYCLING CLUB 1883–1912
Roger Alma
Published: 2011
Pages: 148
Softback
Really nice club history. £9

PERSONAL BEST: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BERYL BURTON
Beryl Burton

1986
182 pages
Hardback
Probably the greatest women cyclist to date (but watch out for Nicole Cooke!) with many world championships to her credit. A great read with a section of photographs. Crumpled back end papers but otherwise very good condition Excellent dustjacket. Original edition, not recent reprint. £25





THE TI-RALEIGH STORY by Peter Duker and published in 1980.
This tells the story specifically of the team's successes during the 1979 season with top riders such Jan Raas, Gerrie Knetemann and Hennie Kuiper. Excellent photos. 48 pages. £9






RIDE AND BE DAMNED British Road Race History 1940s/50s by Chas Messenger.
This is a history of the League of British Racing Cyclists, the organisation that gave the UK, mass start racing on the road. This book is beautifully illustrated and designed and tells the story of the struggles within the BLRC and struggles that ensued with the National Cyclists Union who opposed racing on the road. It contains acounts of the major events organised by the BLRC in its 16 year existence before merging with the NCU to form the BCF in 1958. It is fascinating read. 150 pages. An absolute must for anyone interested in British cycling in the 40s and 50s. £14

 

THE AMERICAN BICYCLE
Jay Pridmore, Jim Hurd

1995
192 pages
Hardback
This is a great book covering the history of bikes in the USA right from the earliest days up and including BMX, mountain bikes and recumbents. Quite uncommon. Superb pictures. £25

 

THE TOUR DE FRANCE AND ITS HEROES
Graham Watson (Foreword by Eddy Merckx)

1990
176 pages
Hardback
This book details with some truly great photos the years 1978–1989 of the Tour de France with such riders as Bernard Hinault, Greg Lemond, Sean Kelly, Steven Roche and Robert Miller. £12

 

A HISTORY OF BICYCLES – FROM HOBBY HORSE TO MOUNTAIN BIKE
Serena Beeley

1992
144 pages
Hardback
Well illustrated if at times a slightly unreliable history of the bicycle £10

 



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