Thanks for a very nice first meeting in Fitzrovia yesterday. Although it was too busy and noisy inside for us, I think we managed to have many good conversations outside the pub, with fairly mild temperatures on this mid-January day. A lot of good ideas were thrown around. I think we probably all saw that there is a large number of books related to cycling that’s been published, and what we find in a regular book shop nowadays is only the tip of the iceberg. Historical books about the bicycle, touring books, photo books, travel books, books on road racing, biographies of big racers … there are plenty different angles that have been taken on the subject.
So we also made a decision on the first book to read, which is Tim Krabbe’s The Rider
Written by Krabbe in the 1970’s, it is an unfiltered account of what’s going on inside the head of a professional cyclist during a race.
Happy reading everyone!
(I will confirm next date & venue shortly.)