Originally published in Holland in 1978, The Rider became an instant cult classic, selling over 100,000 copies. Brilliantly conceived and written at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative, and, above all, passionate tribute to the art of bicycle road racing.
Not a dry history of the sport, The Rider is beloved as a bicycle odyssey, a literary masterpiece that describes in painstaking detail one 150-kilometer race in a mere 150 pages. The Rider is the ultimate book for bike lovers as well as the arm-chair sports enthusiast.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Ken-Me-Old-Mate - LibraryThing
This was The Peregrine all over again except it was about cycling, competition cycling. Throughout the whole of the book you are on that bicycle sweating, pumping, calculating and grinding your way up ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - leesclubhaarenjb - LibraryThing
I was a bike racer from 1963 till 1967 and I recognize a lot. It was my third read (June 2019) and I think it's the second best book on cycling after, joris van den bergh's book on Moeskops: temidden ... Read full review