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A Few Guidelines:

As Club Members everyone is entitled to borrow from the library, there are no set times for return or overdue fees either but keeping something for months and months will get a few sharp hasteners from me. Also as I'd like as many people as possible to enjoy these items so let's try and be as gentle as possible with them.  Most are paperbacks but they are in almost as new condition so the better they are looked after the longer they will last.  There are some double copies available and these have been marked on the list.  Should anyone wish to donate other copies or new books them let me know so that I can add them to the library.

Currently all the books/DVDs on the list are in my possession and I can deliver as requested, no charge as it'll probably get me out on my bike more! (However that doesn't mean asking me to get a book out to you on holiday!)  Books can then either be returned to me or if someone is waiting for it then please arrange directly for delivery.

Thanks Daryol
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Between the Lines Victoria Pendleton Autobiography of the Queen of the Track, if you don't know the back story then the reason for the title will become very obvious as you read   
Boy Racer Mark Cavendish 1st instalment in Cav's Autobiography   
Breaking the Chain Willy Voet Remember the "Festina Affair"?? This si the book written by the soigneur who was caught with a car full of drugs!   
Chris Hoy Chris Hoy Autobiograhpy by Stephen Roche's son as he rides through his amateur and professional career    
Etape (X2) Richard Moore 2 copies of this book exploring the various eponymous stages of a well known Frnech bike race.   
French Revolutions (X2) Tim Moore 2 copies of Tim's exploring the Tour route on a very unsuitable bike and with aboslutely no work-up, very funny in places.   
Giromino Tim Moore Unfazed by his trip around France, Tim moves to Italy to take on the toughest Grand Tour ever the 1914 Giro. 81 starters only 8 finishers and stages lasting over 400km!!! All repeated by Tim on a 100yr old bike !?!!?   
Heros, Villains, and Velodromes Richard Moore HARDBACK COPY Behind the scenes in the UK track cycling set-up. & Chris Hoy's rise to fame   
How I Won the Yellow Jumper Ned Boulting Quips about his start and ongoing career as the UK 'on-the-road' reporter during the Tour De France   
In Pursuit of Glory Bradley Wiggins Ghosted' autobiography up to 2012   
Inside the Peleton Nicolas Roche Autobiograhpy by Stephen Roche's son as he rides through his amateur and professional career    
It's Not About the Bike (X2) Lance Armstrong 2 copies Autobiography by the disgraced US rider, pre his drugs bust of course!   
Lance Armstrong: Tour De Force Daniel Coyle Uncoverng the 'real' Armstrong!   
Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist DVD DVD biopic of Pantani's life, achievements and untimely death at 34.   
Push Yourself Just a Little Bit More Johnny Green Exploration of the needs/drains of riding the Tour   
Put Me Back on My Bike William Fotheringham Probably one of the most well known mis-'quotes' from a cyclist, in this case Tom Simpson as he tried to ride Mt Ventoux. This book is a bio of his life.   
Racing through the Dark David Millar HARDBACK COPY Autobiography and expose of his rise, descent into drug taking and rise back, very well written book.   
Seven Deadly Sins (X2) David Walsh 2 copies of David Walsh's expose of Lance Armstrong   
Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape Paul Howard The life and extraordinary time of Jacques Anquetil   
Sky's The Limit Richard Moore Following the Sky 'Train' around on their pursuit of the Tour De France title   
The Cannibal Daniel Friebe Biography of Eddie Merkcx   
The Eagle of Toledo Alasdair Fotheringham Biography of the great Spanish climber Fredico Bahamontes   
The Lost Cyclist David V Herlihy HARDBACK COPY In 1892 Frank Lenz started a bicycle trip around the world, 2 years later after 14000 miles of cycling and just entering Europe he disappeared. This book recounts the story and tries to explain what may have happened.   
The Man Who cycled the World Mark Beaumont Autobiography of his trip around the world to beat the record time.   
The Rider Tim Krabbe Novel describing a 150km bike race from the rider's perspective.   
Tour De France (The History, The Legend, The Riders) Graeme Fife As the title says a book exploring this iconic race   
Tour De France: Three Weeks to Glory Samuel Abt An exploration of the Tour's history using the author's following of the 1991 edition as background.   
We Might as Well Win Johan Bruyneel/Bill Strickland 2 copies of the book exploring how Bruyneel DS'd/managed the 'Postal Bus', all written before everything blew up!!   
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