Cycling books for the kindle

Was a Kindle one of the gifts you opened for Christmas? If you are anything like my sister then you’ve already been downloading books faster than you could possibly ever read them. Here is a selection of cycling books to consider.

Read about a cycling adventure to India

Currently the best selling cycling book on the Kindle. This book is called “You’ve gone too far this time, Sir!” A teacher decides to cycle 15,000 kilometres from the UK to India. Eating sheep’s brain, dancing in front of a packed stadium and overcoming troublesome border controllers. This is all the inspiration an armchair adventurer should need. On the Kindle it costs less than £1 to instantly download.

Pedalling around France

A favourite getaway for London cyclists is to go on a cycling holiday in France. The Kindle book Cycles, Tents and Two Young Gents will definitely provide some amusement and reminiscing to readers. The authors travel from Cherbourg to Perpignan and along the way meet a host of European characters.

Behind the scenes reporting on the Tour de France

Ned Boulting is a Tour De France reporter. In this book he gives an insiders account on falling in love with the tour. For anyone who follows the TdF closely this book will be of much interest and amusement. You’ll discover the history of the TdF and the trials and tribulations of the reporters who cover it.

Greece on two wheels

The book provides an insight into pedalling around Greece. The author weaves in plenty of interest with stories of local characters as well as the history and legends of Greece. Plenty of inspiration for those who are fans of Greece or would like to one day visit.

Around the world on a bike with a tiny budget

This still remains one of the most interesting books I’ve read on around the world travel. Alastair Humphreys hops on his bike, pedalling through danger, beautiful scenery and meets incredible people along the way. I was gripped from the beginning to the end and would recommend it.

The Bicycle Book

For those obsessed with the bicycle, Bella Bathursts book will entertain, inform and provide you with plenty more boring bike related facts for discussions at the dinner table!

It’s all about the bike

Robert Penn’s book is one for the bike builders. He goes out on a search to build the perfect bike for him. Along the way he details the fascinating history of different bike manufacturers.

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6 Responses to Cycling books for the kindle

  1. Barry 28/12/2011 at 2:48 am #

    Have a Kindle and read two of the the above. Will definately download the others. Thanks Andreas. am from Adelaide, South Australia and getting ready for the Tour Down Under in a couple of weeks !!!!

    • Andreas 28/12/2011 at 11:31 am #

      Pleased to hear it Barry – happy reading!

  2. Barry 30/12/2011 at 7:24 am #

    Forgot to mention, will be 41C in shade on New Years day. Will ride amongst grapevines, hills, sea, first thing in the morning and read downloaded books in the air-conditioning in the afternoon 🙂

  3. Marc Davison 30/12/2011 at 11:00 am #

    also try this self published book for some cycling related fiction:

  4. Murray Lynes 01/01/2012 at 2:06 pm #

    thanks for the tips… “You’ve gone too far this time, Sir!” is on my shiny new Kindle and i can certainly see why it’s a best-seller :o)

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