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One man, one bike, one hour. The inside story of Bradley Wiggins's record-breaking ride

One man, one bike, one hour. The inside story of Bradley Wiggins's record-breaking ride

For 60 minutes this summer, the British public stopped what they were doing, switched on their radios, their TVs, refreshed their Twitter feeds and followed Bradley Wiggins’s attempt to break one of sport’s most gruelling records: The Hour.

The premise is simple enough: how far can you cycle in one hour. But it is thought to be one of the toughest events an athlete can endure, both physically and psychologically. Eddy Merckx, cycling’s über-champ, called it the hardest thing he ever did. Wiggins, like many before him, discovered the unique pain of pushing yourself as hard as you can for 60 minutes.

In this revealing book, Bradley Wiggins takes you behind the scenes of his record attempt. From planning to preparation, to training to execution, Bradley shares his thoughts on his sacrifices, his heroes, and the people who have supported him along the way as well as what’s to come as he heads towards the twilight of his stellar career.

Supported by stunning photography, My Hour is a fitting celebration of one of Britain’s best-loved sportsmen in his finest hour.

Reviews

For a book based around just one hour of Wiggins’ fabled career, it’s an incredibly detailed account, and also adds a great depth to what we already know of Britain’s ‘knight on a bike’

Colin Henrys, Road Cycling UK

Gets to the heart of not only what it took technically for Wiggins to get to 54.52km but, crucially, how his mind was as important as his legs and lungs […] fascinating

Ben East, Observer

A fitting celebration of one of Britain’s best-loved sportsmen in his finest hour

Bikes etc.

A fascinating read.

Matthew Syed, The Times

From training to execution, Bradley shares his exciting story.

Cycling Weekly

Beautifully produced.

Mark Perryman, Huffington Post

An interesting read… Quality photography and production values make this a must for the Wiggo fan.

Cycle Sport

Bradley shares his exciting story.

Cycle Sport

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780224100465

    December 15, 2015

    Yellow Jersey

    176 pages

    RRP $55.00

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