The Rider


On my last ride with Malcolm, we spent some time talking about cycling books and we ended up agreeing to swap some of our best cycling books. One of the ones I talked about was “The Rider” by Tim Krabbe. Without giving too much away, it’s the story of a bike race. It’s not a long novel, but it really is a great read that I wholeheartedly recommend to any cyclist or anyone who wants to understand cycling/cyclists a little better.

I’ve just read for the second time and I enjoyed every bit as much the second time as I did the first.

It gives a tremendously compelling account of a fictional road race. As someone who has never raced, I can’t vouch for it’s accuracy but I can vouch for it’s entertainment and readability.

Highly recommended indeed.