An exhaustive study of early bicycle racing from the earliest recorded races in 1868 to 1903, the year the Tour de France was introduced. The book is illustrated with 150 quality photographs and other illustrations in black & white, and includes an extensive bibliography and a subject index.
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Andrew Ritchie was born in Scotland, raised in London, and educated at Cambridge University. He has authored several standard works on historical aspect of the bicycle and cycle sport, including King of the Road and Major Taylor. He holds a PhD in the History of Sport from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Book Description Cycle Publishing / Van der Pla, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111613642644