Here’s a first look at new book A year in the saddle by Giles Belbin and illustrated by Daniel Seex. It’s full of great illustrations and glorious extracts from cycling’s rich history for each day of the year. Having only had a 10 minute read so far I’m hooked and want to read all 352 days. The book is out on October 1st and cost £20. Details on A year in the saddle can be found on Quarto knows.
Cycling’s vast history is a fascinating mix of gripping sporting moments, inspired pursuits and a whole host of heroes, hellions and legend-makers.
A Year in the Saddle travels through the calendar year, each day telling a single cycling story: from the death of the great Fausto Coppi, through to the dominance of Sir Chris Hoy on the veoldrome track. It takes in the highest peaks of the Tour de France and the flats of Flanders, as well as celebrating the history of the bike itself.
Cycling writer Giles Belbin brings together the most important, memorable and intriguing moments of this wide and varied history. With striking and beautiful illustrations by artist Daniel Seex, each inspired by the stories told, A Year in the Saddle is a sporting treasure trove of human virtue, vice and cycling trivia.