British Cycling took a step forward after the events at the 2008 Olympics. Britain produced a record number of medals in both road and track cycling. It brought forth dominance in the Tour de France with the likes of Brad Wiggins, Chris Froome and Gerant Thomas. This book tells the story of British cyclists from the early twentieth century right up to that modern era.
The book organises the cyclist chronologically from the past to the present. Each cyclist has a small picture followed by a biography running a couple of pages. There's a lot of depth from early female cyclists, the first person who attempted the tour de France through the seventies and eighties to the present. There are hidden gems in the book from how the sport developed. It was good to see not only those giants of the past like Tommy Simpson and Malcolm Elliott, but those we forget about like Beryl Burton.
This is a rich history of British Cycling, told through the lives of the cyclists. A veritable treasure trove of cycling trivia that deserves a place on the shelf of any cycling fan.