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Cycling's Strangest Tales

Iain Spragg

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  • Part of the bestselling Strangest series, still going strong with over 1 million copies sold

  • Includes a selection of brand-new stories

  • The perfect gift for avid cyclists and armchair viewers
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    Product Description

    Extraordinary but true stories from 200 years of cycling history.


    Part of the bestselling Strangest series, Cycling’s Strangest Tales is a quirky and fascinating collection of stories from cycling’s history. Included are stories of Thomas Stevens, the doughty Englishman who circumnavigated the world on a penny farthing, the 1904 Tour de France winner who was disqualified for catching the train, the 1937 Japanese invasion of China spearheaded by 50,000 bicyclemounted troops, and the man who soared over nine circus elephants on an ordinary yellow bike. The stories come from every corner of the cycling world, whether it’s the open road, the velodrome or the BMX track.


    Brought bang up to date for 2017 with a selection of new stories, Cycling’s Strangest Tales is the perfect gift for anyone who’s in love with life on two wheels.


    Word count: 45,000

    More Information

    Imprint Portico
    ISBN 9781911042556
    Publication Date 11 May 2017
    Format Paperback
    Dimensions 198 x 129
    Page Extent 256 pages
    Illustrations None
    View Inside Pages Not Yet Available
    Author Iain Spragg
    About the Author

    Iain Spragg is a London-based journalist, author and cycling nut. His books include Shakespeare’s Strangest Tales, Running’s Strangest Tales, Twickenham: 100 Years Of Rugby’s HQ, The Official Team GB and Paralympics GB Fact File and The Reduced History Of Rugby. He currently writes for MSN UK, The International Rugby Board and the Football League.

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