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Adelaide Cyclists is happy to be able to offer some of the best books on cycling ever published. Cycling books are a wonderful escape when the wind is blowing and the rain is pouring. If you're preference is adventure stories about cycling, the world or biographies on on the worlds greatest cyclists, bicycle maintenance and DIY books or just writing about the bike and life itself try out some of these fantastic titles at great discounts and often with free postage to Australia.

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Featured Book

Where to Ride Adelaide

Designed to be a useful resource, Where to Ride Adelaide is much more than just a good read. With clear directions, stunning photography, GPS generated mapping, and interesting background information for each ride, Where to Ride Adelaide sets a new standard for quality and presentation in cycling guide books.

Including 46 rides which range from short family friendly distances, suitable for beginners to longer mountain bike and off road rides. Each of the rides described are rated to give a guide as to what to expect. There is also a location map and directions to help navigate you through the ride.

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David Miller; Racing Through the Dark

By his 18th birthday David Millar was living and racing in France, sleeping in rented rooms, tipped to be the next English-speaking Tour winner. A year later he'd realised the dream and signed a professional contract. He perhaps lived the high life a little too enthusiastically - he broke his heel in a fall from a roof after too much drink, and before long the pressure to succeed had tipped over into doping. Here, in a full and frank autobiography, David Millar recounts the story from the inside: he doped because 'cycling's drug culture was like white noise', and because of peer pressure. 'I doped for money and glory in order to guarantee the continuation of my status.' Five years on from his arrest, Millar is clean and reflective, and holds nothing back in this account of his dark years


The Spring Classics: Cycling's Greatest One-day Races

 Known as the spring classics, these one-day races test cycling's toughest riders with the worst conditions imaginable - sucking mud, choking dust, leg-numbing sleet, fanatic spectators, and Europe's narrowest, most bone-grinding country roads.The Spring Classics celebrates cycling's most glorious and meaningful history. It delves into the stories of Milan - San Remo, Ghent-Wevelgem, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, the Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallone, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege through hundreds of rare and restored photographs presented in a lavish format. 

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Paris-Roubaix: A Journey Through Hell

Paris-Roubaix: A Journey Through Hell" recounts the history and excitement of the race in oversized format and with hundreds of spectacular colour and black and white photos. The authoritative text is put together by top sportswriters at France's L'Equipe magazine and gives the inside story of the race and its traditions, and the champion cyclists it has helped to confirm.

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Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape: The Remarkable Life of Jacques Anquetil, the First Five-times Winner of the Tour de France

"Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape" is the astonishing biography of French cycling star Jacques Anquetil. For the first time since his death in 1987, it reveals the extraordinary truth behind the legend, the man and the cyclist. His list of 'firsts' alone makes him worthy of a place in the cycling pantheon: the first man to win the Tour de France five times; the first man to win all three grand tours - the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana; and, the first man to win both the Tour and Vuelta in the same year. However, the extraordinary life of Anquetil does not stop at his achievements on a bike.

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A Race for Madmen: A History of the Tour de France

No sporting event has had its past and present, its highs and lows so intricately entwined with those of a country like the Tour has with France. The Tour comes to the people. It passes their houses, it turns right in their village squares, it thunders through their suburban streets and into the hearts of their towns and cities. It is a unique event in that people don't so much go to see the Tour, as it comes to see them. A Race for Madmen traces how the Tour de France has developed and examines tactics, bike technology and rider preparation too. It profiles some of the men who have won the Tour de France, and others who have been key players, looking closely at their lives and motivation.

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Bike Snob: Systematically and Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling

Cycling is the biggest thing to hit personal transport since the horse. The hottest new trend for urban hipsters, the saving grace of carbon-conscious activists and the weapon of choice for lycra-clad roadies; the bicycle is the road-side stallion of modern man. Written by BikeSnobNYC -- arguably cycling's most prolific, popular, and funniest blogger out there -- this is a unique look at the ins and out of cycling, from its history and hallmarks to its bizarre range of practitioners. He lampoons the pretensions and absurdities of 'bike culture' while maintaining a contagious enthusiasm for cycling itself. So, whether you are a lone wolf, a retro grouch, a contraption captain, or simply someone who fancies a new hobby, Bike Snob is the must-have bible to the mysterious world of cycling.

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Training Techniques for Cyclists

Proven training programs and pointers from cycling's most knowledgeable coaches--whether you're cycling competitively or just to keep fit! Now revised and updated with the latest advances in the sport, this book will help any rider achieve optimum cycling performance through proven training techniques from the sport's top experts. You'll find exercises to help improve your overall cycling fitness, a 26-week training schedule to put you at the head of the pack, and winter training programs to keep you fit off-season.

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The Cyclist's Training Bible

This new edition of his best-selling Cyclist's Training Bible includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. Using this book, cyclists can create a comprehensive, self-coached training plan that is both scientifically proven and shaped around their personal goals. The Cyclist's Training Bible speaks to cyclists of all ability levels, whatever their experience.

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Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

You only need one look inside to see why Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance has become one of the world's best-selling books on bike repair. This smartly organised and clearly illustrated guide to road bike repair and maintenance - now with colour for easier reference - can make a mechanic out of anyone. Lennard Zinn's expert advice makes quick work of taking care of every part of a road bike.

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Also available Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance.


It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels

"It's All About the Bike" is the story of a journey to design and build a dream bike. En route, Robert explores the culture, science and history of the bicycle. From Stoke-on-Trent, where an artisan hand builds his frame, to California, home of the mountain bike, where Robert tracks down the perfect wheels, via Portland, Milan and Coventry, birthplace of the modern bicycle, this is the narrative of our love affair with cycling. It's a tale of perfect components - parts that set the standard in reliability, craftsmanship and beauty.

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Tour Climbs: The Complete Guide to Every Mountain Stage on the Tour De France

The first book to cover in detail every major climb ever used in the Tour de France, including detail on the actual route (with maps and profile), length, height, list of winners and route descriptions of how to emulate the King of the Mountains and get from the bottom to the top. Every year the Tour de France is said to only really start when it reaches the first mountain stages: the drama of the race only really begins as the climbers take over in the Pyrenees, Vosges or Alps.

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