The Cyclist – www.cyclistmag.co.uk
New road biking mag that sits between Rouleur and the glossy stuff. Great photos, well researched articles plus some impartial reviews. Out monthly
The Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton & Daniel Coyle
The book that started to point fingers at the UCI and Armstrong, written by a man determined to reveal the truth. A topical read….TDF, doping & cover ups.
Racing through the Dark by David Millar
David Millar has always been well spoken and out spoken. After years of clean riding, the pressure of being the team leader & the responsibility to produce results became too much. Eventually he was implicated by a teammate, evidence was found, he was out of cycling, deeply in debt, and drinking his way to the bottom.
Slaying the Badger by Richard Moore
It chronicles events leading up to, and including, the 1986 Tour de France, a race characterised by the apparent deceit, duplicity and double-crossing between its two major players, Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond.
Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi – www.ottolenghi.co.uk
Award winning awesome recipe book – salads, soups and aubergines, all straight forward, but highly inspiring. Perfect to impress at a dinner party, though do need a bit of time to prep.
He was born in Jerusalem & has worked in a number of impressive kitchens in London. There are branches in Notting Hill, Islington, Kensington & Belgravia, well worth a visit
Touching Distance by James Cracknell and Beverley Turner
This autobiography – co-written with his wife – tells his extraordinary story of his career: the highs, the lows, the thrills, the spills. When he was hit by the wing mirror of a truck in Arizona, Beverley was called to his bedside, believing he was going to die, knowing she was pregnant with their third child.
The combination of extracts from both sides of the fence results in you getting a pretty good insight into his character and the situation