My Hour

My Hour❰EPUB❯ ✼ My Hour Author Bradley Wiggins – One man one bike one hour The inside story of Bradley Wiggins's record breaking rideFor 60 minutes this summer the British public stopped what they were doing switched on their radios their TVs refres One man one bike one hour The inside story of Bradley Wiggins's record breaking rideFor 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 HourThe 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 uniue pain of pushing yourself as hard as you can for minutesIn 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 careerSupported by stunning photography My Hour is a fitting celebration of one of Britain’s best loved sportsmen in his finest hour. Cycling is full of great races The Tour the Giro Paris Roubaix These are tough and few have the capacity to win but these are all undertaken with lots of other riders There is one cycling record that is even gruelling than these; The Hour Those that have set a new record join an elite club; those that have won the Tour de France and set a record are the crème de la crème One manOn paper it looks simple enough how far can you cycle for one hour But this is one of cycling and sports toughest events mentally and physically If you start hard and fast you’ll fade by the end if you start slow then you’ll never be able to reach your target It is a discipline that reuires a metronomic speed around the track with fraction of second differences each lap Many riders who have undertaken including the great Merckx it say it is the hardest thing that they have ever done One bikeThe UCI have changed the rules several times on the type of bike and position the rider can use They can now ride with a regular time trial machine Naturally the bike Wiggo uses is very technical advanced They spent a large fortune on the Pinarello Bolide and is pure excellence for the bike geek it includes custom printed titanium set of handlebars reduced friction chain redesigned front fork and a carbon frame designed in conjunction with Jaguar It is a thing of beauty One hourHe takes us behind the preparation for this attempt But as a team they had nothing to go on so they designed their own programme building of stamina and utilising the famous ‘marginal gains’ that UK cycling is now known for Scattered throughout the book is profiles of those that have taken on this challenge and won; these men were heroes of Wiggins and with this he joins their ranks The photography in the book is brilliant there is a mix of informal portraits arty bike shots and dynamic image as he hurtles around the velodrome It is a really enjoyable read by one of my favourite sportsmen as he takes on that clock a good read into a cycling great Admittedly it is a book that you can finish in an hour or two but I feel its story goes beyond what's written down by this I mean in particular the spectacular photographs included in the book I probably spent as much time observing those as I did reading the book The Hour Record is something not really known outside the world of cycling connoisseurs and even for ardent cycling fans and pros alike you can't really compare it to anything else To call it the Holy Grail of cycling would probably be slightly over the top what with the Tour de France and the other two Grand Tours and the five Monuments but it is at the same time true that it is in a league of its own in terms of sporting achievements Sir Wiggo and Mr Fotheringham do a brilliant job of putting into words what it takes and what it means for my favourite ever cyclist to be the Hour Record holder Well worth a read Fascinating read about the Hour record which has always had British interest from Obree to Boardman and now to Sir Bradley You get a real insight at the sacrifices made and the pain that this event causes Great read As it is non fiction I read this book in a couple of goes after a cycle ride It's a fabulous insight into his planning but what I enjoyed than anything was his portrayal of his heros It's a really easy book it read with some great photosMost enjoyable for cycling fans Interesting read particularly the historical element if a little self congratulatory Some great photography but the narrative is a bit limited A worthwhile read for all sports fans nonetheless Reading this is just like watching Wiggo's Hour ride boring as hell But you still feel you should cheer out of obligation

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  • Hardcover
  • 176 pages
  • My Hour
  • Bradley Wiggins
  • English
  • 15 December 2016
  • 9780224100465