On the Road Bike by Ned Boulting

On the Road Bike

By Ned Boulting

  • Release Date: 2013-05-30
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
Score: 4.5
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‘British cyclist. It used to be an oxymoron, a sort of silliness. Like French Cricket’
Ned Boulting has noticed something. It’s to do with bikes. They’re everywhere. And so are their riders. Some of these riders seem to be sporting sideburns and a few of them are winning things. Big things. Now Ned wants to know how on earth it came to this. And what, exactly is 'this'.

In On the Road Bike, Ned Boulting asks how Britain became so obsessed with cycling. His journey takes him from the velodrome at Herne Hill to the Tour of Britain at Stoke-on-Trent via Bradley Wiggins, Chris Boardman, David Millar (and David’s mum), Ken Livingstone, both Tommy Godwins, Gary Kemp (yes, him from Spandau Ballet) and many, many more. The result is an amusing and personal exploration of the austere, nutty soul of British cycling.


  • Good read

    By George Gilroy
    Enjoyed this book a lot, informed me of some names previously unknown to me that have made their mark on British cycling.
  • Very good read if you like cycling

    By Sony Si
    Ned as always is very funny & the somewhat random collection of stories is a good read for any MAMIL
  • Nine quid?

    By Bigneilsmith
    For an ebook?