BARNET CYCLISTS’ BEST BIKE BOOKS As compiled at the November 2017 meeting

ANWB Netherlands Cycling Atlas ISBN: 9789018040420  All of the Netherlands’ cycle routes in one spiral bound volume.

Cycling in Amsterdam and the Netherlands Eric van der Horst  The Very Best Routes in the Cyclist’s Paradise

Touring Bikes Tony Oliver ISBN: 978-1852233396  Unusual to get a book that concentrates just on touring bikes

The Rider Tim Krabbé  “Nothing better is ever likely to be written on the subjective experience of cycle-racing.”

It’s All About the Bike Robert Penn  The Pursuit of Happiness On Two Wheels – the search for the dream bike.

Tour de France – Legendary Climbs Richard Abraham ISBN: 978-1780977904  Coffee table book with inspiring pictures

The Man Who Cycled the World Mark Beaumont ISBN: 978-0552158442  From free-spirited childhood to breaking free and following his dreams.

Put Me Back On My Bike – In Search of Tom Simpson William Fotheringham A Yellow Jersey Cycling Classic – available on Kindle

France en Velo: The Ultimate Cycle Journey from Channel to Mediterranean – St. Malo to Nice   Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh

Land’s End to John O’Groats – The Great British Adventure Phil Horsley ISBN-13: 978-1904207269   Spiral bound guide

Nicholson’s Guide to the Grand Union Canal  Until a decent cycle guide to canal towpaths is available this will do the job 

Life Cycle – Around the World in 80 Years Clive Williamson  The author has a lifetime of cycling around the world.

The Man Who Loved Bicycles Daniel Behrman ISBN-13: 978-0061203503  The memoirs of an autophobe.

Effective Cycling John Forester   ISBN-13: 978-0262516945  An updated edition of a classic handbook for cyclists from beginner to expert.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert Pirsig ISBN: 978-0099786405   OK, not ‘proper’ cycling book but it does have two wheels

Jupiter’s Travels Ted Simon  Again motorbikes – four years around the world on a Triumph

Frank Patterson any of his collections of line drawings

Coppi: Inside the Legend of the Campionissimo (Rouler)  Herbie Sykes  ISBN: 978-1408181669   A picture book

England’s Thousand Best Churches Simon Jenkins ISBN: 978-0713992816  For inspiration on where to visit on your bike rides

You might need to hunt around for some of these titles. Current ISBNs given where known. Search on Amazon for second hand and Kindle editions.

January 2018 Meeting

Thursday 25th January: I remember 2017……. your best rides and holidays

We will start the first meeting of 2018 by looking back to where we went in 2017! A small number of members have been press-ganged volunteered to tell us about their best cycling trips of 2017 to give us ideas of where to go in the new year. Come along to hear all about it – or even chip in with your own experiences. All welcome.

Meet: 8pm Carey Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Nether Street, North Finchley N12


November 2017 Meeting

Thursday 30th November: Monthly Meeting – Best Cycling Books

After business and coffee (and maybe a mince pie as this is our last meeting before Christmas) we would like to hear about everyone’s favourite cycling books. What have you read that you have enjoyed? Inspired you? Enticed you to go cycling somewhere?

Bring them along to ‘show-and-tell’. Even read out a paragraph or two? We can then compile a list of the recommendations for Santa to bring to all good little Barnet Cyclists for Christmas. All welcome.

Meet: 8pm Carey Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Nether Street, North Finchley

October Meeting

Thursday 26th October: Monthly Meeting – California Dreaming!

After the coffee break, Alan and Mavis Wallace will give us an illustrated talk about their cycle ride down the west coast of the USA.

Just what we need on an autumn evening – memories of cycling in warm and sunny places. All welcome.

Meet: 8pm Carey Hall, Trinity Church Centre, Nether Street, North Finchley N12