Thursday, October 14, 2010

Top ten cycling novels

William Fotheringham is the Guardian's cycling columnist and the author of Cyclopedia: It's All About the Bike.

For his newspaper, he named a top ten list of cycling novels. One title on the list:
The Rider by Tim Krabbé

Surreal Dutch novel, available in translation, which depicts a bike race from within the mind of one of the racers, back story and all. If thought is the enemy of action, it's hard to see how the rider ever made the finish. That apart, there are few better fictional descriptions of the process of racing.
Read about another novel on Fotheringham's list.

The Rider is one of Matt Seaton's top ten books about cycling.

--Marshal Zeringue