Author(s): Chris Boardman
Former Olympic champion, Tour de France record holder, successful bike designer, and leader of the British Olympic Cycling Team's 'Secret Squirrels', Chris Boardman, looks at the development of the modern bike from the first experiments with gearing, through to the superbikes of today. Co-written with cycling expert Chris Sidwells, with features on components, manufacturers, designers and iconic designs, The Biography of the Modern Bike is a fascinating study of cycle design through the decades. Fully illustrated throughout, and with lively and informative text - this will make a great addition to any bike lover's bookshelves.
Chris Boardman is a bike designer, former track world record holder, Olympic gold medallist and winner of stages on the Tour de France (he still holds the record for the fastest Prologue). He is a triple world champion and often cited as being the inspiration behind Britain's current crop of cycling champions. His company, Boardman Bikes, is a hugely successful business, with an ethos to take cycle design to the next stage. Co-author Chris Sidwells is a best-selling author, journalist, photographer and broadcaster. He has written over 20 books on cycling and cycle sport including Tour Climbs, The Complete Bike Book, and most recently, Le Tour 100. His A Race for Madmen is a bestseller in several countries. Chris's writing and photographs also feature in Cycle Sport, Cycling Weekly and GQ amongst others.