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         For many cyclists, the love for the sport runs deep. Whether you’re out on a ride, or stuck inside due to bad weather, immersing yourself in the world of cycling literature is a great way to deepen your appreciation for the sport. From improving your technique to understanding the history and culture of cycling, there’s a book for every cyclist.

         In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the best books on cycling that every enthusiast should have in their collection. So, grab a cup of tea, get comfortable, and discover the world of cycling through these amazing books.

  1. “The Rider” by Tim Krabbé – This classic book takes you on a journey through the physical and mental challenges of a single day’s ride. With its lyrical prose, “The Rider” offers a unique and profound meditation on the sport of cycling.
  2. “The Secret Race” by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle – This is an insider’s look at the culture of professional cycling, and provides an in-depth exploration of the doping scandals that have rocked the sport.
  3. “Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike” by William Fotheringham – This book provides a detailed account of Merckx’s life and career, including his major victories, personal struggles, and impact on the sport of cycling. Fotheringham draws upon extensive interviews and research to present a compelling portrait of a complex and driven athlete.
  4. “The Winning Mind” by Dr. John F. Murray – This book focuses on the mental aspects of cycling and provides practical advice on how to train the mind to reach peak performance.
  5. “The Cyclist’s Training Bible” by Joe Friel – This book equips cyclists of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.
  6. “The Complete Guide to Bike Maintenance” by Tom Demerly – This is a comprehensive guide to bike maintenance, covering everything from basic repairs to advanced techniques for keeping your bike in top condition.
  7. “Cycling Science” by Max Glaskin – This book provides a detailed overview of the science behind cycling, from anatomy and physiology to aerodynamics and training methods.
  8. “Bike Fit” by Phil Burt – A  guide to efficient and comfortable bike fit. Burt, a renowned physiotherapist and former Performance Director for the British Cycling Team, shares his expertise on anatomy, biomechanics, injury prevention, and fitting techniques. The book includes illustrations and step-by-step instructions, making it a useful resource for riders of all levels looking to optimize their riding experience.
  9. “Roubaix” by Tim Moore – This is a humorous and entertaining account of the grueling Paris-Roubaix race, and provides a unique look at the world of professional cycling.

In conclusion, these books are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the wealth of cycling literature available. Whether you’re looking to improve your technique, understand the sport, or just enjoy a great read, these books offer a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and entertainment for cyclists of all levels.

So, add these books to your library, hit the road, and enjoy the ride. But remember, there are a lot more books out there to discover and explore, so keep reading and never stop learning about the world of cycling!


As we rode ourselves and trained a lot of athletes that needed to keep riding even when there is snow outside, we gathered 10 tips for cycling in cold weather on hot to enjoy riding in winter, staying warm and comfortable, which we think is a wonderful season to enjoy on bike and stay fit for your summer goals too!


So here is selections of tips we crafted for you, if you suffer with riding comfortably in cold:


  • Mudguards. Even small tail under your seat will help a lot. Less cold water you get onto body, longer it will stay warm.
  • Running. When your feet gets really really cold, get of bike and run for 30sec, it will get blood flow to your feet and will warm up.
  • Thermo bidon. They are not expensive, but sip of warm drink mid ride will fell amazing. Go for some tea with honey for extra energy. Since you burn more calories to stay warm… You can find some for good price at Evelo Store here
  • Clothing. Its obvious you need proper gear to ride in winter, but quality gear realy makes the difference. Don’t overdress as well. What seems impossible, but you can do it even when there is snow outside. Best to choose winter outer layer that breathes but is water resistant like Gore-Tex. If you overdress, you will get sweaty fast and when you will slow down, you will get cold real fast as you will be all wet out in winter…
  • High cadence. Do 20sec high cadence effort once in a while if you start getting cold, it will rise your heart rate and make you warmer by bringing more blood to legs.
  • Forrest. Choose places to ride where your average speed will be slower, but watts the same, at slower speed you will have less wind coming at you and will be warmer. Forrest is great place to stay warm.
  • Fatty cream. If your knees and face gets cold at rides, beforehand apply some fatty cream to area, Nivea will work just fine.
  • Food. It’s easy to bonk in cold, because your body burns more calories to keep body warm. So fuel up properly and bring more food on rides that you would do in summer.
  • Weather app. Always check weather in areas around, not where you are at. Check 2-3 locations around you, and you might find that changing general direction of your ride might save you from bad day.
  • Full gas. Hey, if nothing helps, you can always ride harder and that will do it all!


Hopefully some of our 10 tips for cycling in cold weather stuck with you and will make your next ride more enjoyable!

Stay fit this winter my friends!

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