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SHORTLISTED FOR CYCLING BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS

'Paris-Roubaix is the best race in the world and knocks spots off the Tour de France.' Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Paris-Roubaix. The Hell of the North. The ultimate monument in cycling's Classics. More than 150 miles across dusty or muddy roads, much of it puncture-inducing and bone-breaking cobblestones. E

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Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published March 12th 2015 by Transworld Digital
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Peter
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I got book up as part of a 'job lot' of cycling books in a charity shop and it's going straight back there. Some sections were of interest, for example the history sections and the chapters at the end where he actually does the event. In between there were many pages of tediousness where he meets numerous people connected with the event and asks them more or less the same questions with more or less the same answers. I'm not sure I can even recommend this book to cycling anoraks, you would be be ...more
Ryan
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Does exactly what it says on the tin

Very deftly describes this great race and what it takes to complete it. Definitely felt like I was living, or rather cycling, through some of those sections of cobbles
David Findlay
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To Hell on a bike

A really enjoyable read about the history of the race and Iain's challenge to complete it. A companionable writer of great charm he makes this ride sound both hellish and fun. Chapeau!
sean fullerton
Dec 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Why this guy keeps calling his amateur sporting event a race I've no idea, plus there is a major howler when he describes fixing a puncture! Hub and rim there's a difference mate !
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