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Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling

9781472912916

Ride the Revolution represents the best new writing on cycling from women involved in the sport at all levels as fans, key personnel, riders, photographers, journalists and presenters.

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When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told 'absolument, non!' by M. Degranges and the Societe du Tour de France. Instead she rode each stage 15 minutes after the official race had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of the parcours - a feat that only 36 of the 110 men who entered the race could equal. Her motto? "I decided to do everything better, always and forever." It's in the spirit of Breakneck Marie that this book has been written. 

This is not an anthology of women writing about women's cycling. Nor is it an anthology of women writing about men's bottoms in lycra, or peloton crushes or the curse of helmet hair. This is an book that celebrates the diversity of women's writing about the glorious, sometimes murky, often bizarre and frequently hilarious world of cycling in all its soapy operatic glory - from the professional sport to the club run, on the roadside and in the saddle, behind the scenes and on the massage table. 

Ride the Revolution represents the best new writing on cycling from women involved in the sport at all levels – as fans, key personnel, riders, photographers, journalists and presenters.

These fresh and vibrant voices examine the sport from a new perspective to provide insights that rarely make it into the mainstream - what is it like to be a top women rider or work in their support team? Where is the women's sport heading and when will more women be represented at the highest level of sport's governance? And how do you get out and ride your bike when the news is full of stories of cyclists dying and you can't get clothing that fits?

AutorSuze Clemitson
ISBN9781472912916
Páginas320
FormatoTapa dura
Fecha publicación22 Oct. 2015
EditorialBloomsbury Sport
LenguaInglés
Medidas21.8 x 13.7 cm

“this book is an encyclopaedia for women's cycling - sit down and come up with a list of everything you can think of associated with cycling and I'm convinced this book will cover the lot” –  Cycling World

“tales that bring the perils, and triumphs, of competitive women's cycling into magnified relief” –  Financial Times

“This is a book written entirely by women, mostly about women, but certainly not just for women – informative and entertaining...I do hope that it is the first of many: a work of this quality and variety is informative and entertaining for both genders – regardless of which one wrote it.” –  road.cc

“What Ride the Revolution offers you is a fascinating conveyor belt of astutely observed stories and interviews and in so doing it pulls off the difficult trick of feeling both eclectic and definitive. There is loads to enjoy in this book. Highly recommended.” –  Brendan Gallagher

Editor Suze Clemitson is a journalist and author. Contributors include campaigner Betsy Andreu, Commonwealth Gold medallist Yvonne McGregor, Tinkoff-Saxo chef Hannah Grant, racing cyclist and owner and manager of Wiggle Honda Rochelle Gilmore, Olympic Gold medallist Connie Carpenter, Trek's Chris Garrison, ex-soigneur Emma O'Reilly, rider Marijn de Vries and UCI Vice President Tracey Gaudry.

AutorSuze Clemitson
ISBN9781472912916
Páginas320
FormatoTapa dura
Fecha publicación22 Oct. 2015
EditorialBloomsbury Sport
LenguaInglés
Medidas21.8 x 13.7 cm

When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told 'absolument, non!' by M. Degranges and the Societe du Tour de France. Instead she rode each stage 15 minutes after the official race had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of the parcours - a feat that only 36 of the 110 men who entered the race could equal. Her motto? "I decided to do everything better, always and forever." It's in the spirit of Breakneck Marie that this book has been written. 

This is not an anthology of women writing about women's cycling. Nor is it an anthology of women writing about men's bottoms in lycra, or peloton crushes or the curse of helmet hair. This is an book that celebrates the diversity of women's writing about the glorious, sometimes murky, often bizarre and frequently hilarious world of cycling in all its soapy operatic glory - from the professional sport to the club run, on the roadside and in the saddle, behind the scenes and on the massage table. 

Ride the Revolution represents the best new writing on cycling from women involved in the sport at all levels – as fans, key personnel, riders, photographers, journalists and presenters.

These fresh and vibrant voices examine the sport from a new perspective to provide insights that rarely make it into the mainstream - what is it like to be a top women rider or work in their support team? Where is the women's sport heading and when will more women be represented at the highest level of sport's governance? And how do you get out and ride your bike when the news is full of stories of cyclists dying and you can't get clothing that fits?

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Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling

Ride the Revolution: The Inside Stories from Women in Cycling

Ride the Revolution represents the best new writing on cycling from women involved in the sport at all levels as fans, key personnel, riders, photographers, journalists and presenters.

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“this book is an encyclopaedia for women's cycling - sit down and come up with a list of everything you can think of associated with cycling and I'm convinced this book will cover the lot” –  Cycling World

“tales that bring the perils, and triumphs, of competitive women's cycling into magnified relief” –  Financial Times

“This is a book written entirely by women, mostly about women, but certainly not just for women – informative and entertaining...I do hope that it is the first of many: a work of this quality and variety is informative and entertaining for both genders – regardless of which one wrote it.” –  road.cc

“What Ride the Revolution offers you is a fascinating conveyor belt of astutely observed stories and interviews and in so doing it pulls off the difficult trick of feeling both eclectic and definitive. There is loads to enjoy in this book. Highly recommended.” –  Brendan Gallagher

Editor Suze Clemitson is a journalist and author. Contributors include campaigner Betsy Andreu, Commonwealth Gold medallist Yvonne McGregor, Tinkoff-Saxo chef Hannah Grant, racing cyclist and owner and manager of Wiggle Honda Rochelle Gilmore, Olympic Gold medallist Connie Carpenter, Trek's Chris Garrison, ex-soigneur Emma O'Reilly, rider Marijn de Vries and UCI Vice President Tracey Gaudry.

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