A Life on the Pedals
Pedro Delgado’s 13-year racing career spanned one of cycling’s golden decades. Riding against Hinault and Fignon in their prime in the early 1980s, then later against Roche and LeMond, through to mentoring Indurain in the 1990s, he took part in the Tour de France and in one of the other grand tours in every year […]
I Like Alf: 14 lessons from the life of Alf Engers
This is the story of Alf Engers and the pursuit of speed, set against a backdrop of cycling clubs, shop-owners, frame-builders, riders, racers, team managers and officials. It loops from the Paddington Track to the Skol Six, Herne Hill to the National Road Race Championships and from Boroughbridge to Barnet, in and out of time […]
AN ILLUSTRIOUS NATIONAL SERVICE
It was not every young man who got to do his National Service aboard one of the Royal Navy’s most iconic warships, such as HMS ILLUSTRIOUS. David Woodward, however, was determined he would be among those who did, and made that ambition sufficiently clear so as to be invited to join the Fleet Air Arm. […]
The Wounded Earth – What world will our children inherit?
Originally published in 2005 under the title La Tierra Herida, this book grew out of a series of conversations that took place during the previous summer between Miguel Delibes and his son, Miguel Delibes de Castro. Acknowledged as one of Spain’s foremost novelists and essayists of the 20th century, Miguel Delibes won every literary award […]