Books

Books 2019-05-04T13:09:55+00:00

These are my favorite cycling books and I think you will enjoy reading them as well. Please use the link to buy your choices from Amazon.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter 3rd Edition

Training and Racing with a Power Meter brings the advanced power-based training techniques of elite cyclists and triathletes to everyone.

A power meter can unlock more speed and endurance than any other training tool―but only if you understand the data. This new third edition of Training and Racing with a Power Meter updates the comprehensive guide that was last published almost 10 years ago. Using this updated guide, any rider can exploit the incredible usefulness of any power meter.

by Hunter Allen (Author), Andrew R. Coggan PhD (Author), Stephen McGregor PhD (Author)

If you currently train with a power meter or if you are thinking of getting one you NEED this book! It can be heavy going because there is so much information, you’ll find yourself reading it 3 or 4 times but it’s well worth the effort.

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Cutting Edge Cycling

Increase speed, power, endurance, and efficiency with Cutting-Edge Cycling. You’ll learn how to apply the latest in cycling research, science, and technology to train smarter, ride longer, and race faster.

Renowned cycling coach Hunter Allen and leading scientist Stephen Cheung share the most recent biomechanical, physiological, and technical advances and research, why they matter, and how you can incorporate them for maximal training and optimal performance.

By Hunter Allen and Stephen S Cheung

This book tells you everything you need to know to become a better cyclist and win more races. It explains complex principles in a way that makes them easier to understand and discuses the latest training research and methodologies. It’s  a good book for any competitive cyclist and essential reading if you’re self coaching!

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Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

Finding Ultra is an incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

In this newly revised and updated edition, he shares the practices, tools, and techniques he uses for optimal performance, longevity, and wellness, including diet and nutrition protocols. Rich reflects on the steps he took to shift his mindset and leverage deep reservoirs of untapped potential to achieve success beyond his wildest imagination, urging each of us to embark on our own journey of self-discovery.

By Rich Roll

As an Athlete this is one of the books you just HAVE to read.

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Fueling the Cycling Revolution: The Nutritional Strategies and Recipes Behind Grand Tour Wins and Olympic Gold Medals

If you’re looking for success on the bike what you eat is at the core of all you do. You are what you eat–and if you’re on the bike for long periods and expecting results then your diet is even more crucial. Get it wrong and you can feel sluggish and below par–but eat right and all the training and preparation is worth it.

Nigel Mitchell is at the pinnacle of delivering cutting edge nutrition, and has demonstrated this at the elite level of cycling.

By Nigel Mitchell

This isn’t a Cook book. It’s the story of SKYs success from the point of view of the Teams Nutritionist. As a cyclist this book will tell you all you need to know about nutrition, it’s also very entertaining and easy to read. I’ve read it about 6 times so far!

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Cycling Science (Sport Science)

Finally, the authoritative resource that serious cyclists have been waiting for has arrived. The perfect blend of science and application, Cycling Science takes you inside the sport, into the training room and research lab, and onto the course.

A remarkable achievement, Cycling Science features contributions from 43 top cycling scientists and coaches from around the world

By Stephen S Cheung

A Scientific examination of every element of the Rider/Bike package. How each part works and  its impact on the overall performance. Each element is discussed by an expert in the relevant field.

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The Cyclist’s Training Bible: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide

The Cyclist’s Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced cyclists. Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven cycling training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport.

Joe has completely rewritten this new 5th Edition of The Cyclist’s Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever.

By Joe Friel

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Developing Endurance (NSCA Sport Performance)

Runners, cyclists, swimmers, rowers, triathletes, and ultradistance athletes must sustain performance at a high level to come out on top. Developing Endurance shows how to achieve optimal stamina to race your best through science-based aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training.

Written by 11 top experts in the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the top sport conditioning organization in the world, this guide provides both the background information and the exercises, drills, workouts, and programs for ultimate results.

By Nsca -National Strength & Conditioning Association and Ben Reuter (Editor)

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How to Ride a Bike: From Starting Out to Peak Performance 

This book is training toolbox to structure bespoke sessions to improve these five facets of performance. How to Ride a Bike also features diet and weight loss advicethe psychology of cycling, and stories and anecdotes from Sir Chris Hoy’s Olympic track career.

Full of helpful and inspiring advice for those getting on a bike for the first time in a while, along with plenty of tips and tricks for seasoned cyclists looking to take it up a notch, this is a book for beginners and pros alike.

By Sir Chris Hoy

This is a great book, a very easy read and beautifully illustrated. I recommend the Hardback version

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The World of Cycling According to G

Sit back or saddle up as double Olympic gold medallist and multiple world champion Geraint Thomas gives you a warts-and-all insight into the life of a pro cyclist.

Along the way he reveals cycling’s clandestine codes and secret stories; tales from the peloton; the key characters like Wiggins, Hoy and Cav; the pivotal races; and essential etiquette.

Geraint Thomas is treasured for treating his sport just as the rest of us see it: not as a job but as an escape and an adventure.

By Geraint Thomas

This book  is just FUN! It makes me wish I could relive my life again. Lots of tips on Style and Attitude.

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The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey

For years Geraint Thomas appeared blessed with extraordinary talent but jinxed at the greatest bike race in the world: twice an Olympic gold medallist on the track, Commonwealth champion, yet at the Tour de France a victim of crashes, bad luck and his willingness to sacrifice himself for his teammates.

In the summer of 2018, that curse was blown away in spectacular fashion – from the cobbles of the north and the iconic mountain climbs of the Alps to the brutal slopes of the Pyrenees and, finally, the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

By Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas deserved to win the Tour De France and in 2018 he did it. This is the story of his race, it’s a great read!

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