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Sixty Years of Jump Racing PDF Book By Robin Oakley

Sixty Years of Jump Racing

  • Author: Robin Oakley
  • ISBN Code: : 1472935128
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 813 Readers
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Robin Oakley brings alive the colourful world of those who ride and train jumping horses. With elegant production and gripping images The History of Jump Racing chronicles the social and economic changes which have brought the sport's ups and downs-like the development of sponsorships and syndicate ownership, the near loss of the Grand National, the growing domination of the Cheltenham Festival and the growth of all-weather racing to meet the bookies' demands for betting shop fodder. Pace and colour is provided by stories of the horses who have been taken to the heart of racing crowds, like the Irish-trained hurdler Istabraq and Best Mate, the three-times winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup for England. Famous rivalries and memorable races are re-lived and key victories revisited in portraits of and interviews with the owners, jockeys and trainers who have dominated the sport. The emphasis will be largely on the past fifty years-from Arkle to Tony McCoy-but a significant introduction by Edward Gillespie encapsulates the past history of what was previously known as 'National Hunt Racing' and sets the stories in context. .

Rough Ride PDF Book By Paul Kimmage

Rough Ride

  • Author: Paul Kimmage
  • ISBN Code: : 1409078345
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 627 Readers
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An eye-opening expose of and a heart-breaking lament for professional cycling Paul Kimmage's boyhood dreams were of cycling glory: wearing the yellow jersey, cycling the Tour de France, becoming a national hero. He knew it wouldn't come easy, but he was prepared to put in the graft. The dedication paid off – he finished sixth in the World Championships as an amateur and in 1986, he turned professional. He soon discovered it wasn't about courage, training hours or how much you wanted to win. It was about gruelling defeats, total exhaustion, and drugs - drugs that would allow you to finish the race and start another day. Kimmage ultimately left the sport to write this book – profoundly honest and ground-breaking, Rough Ride broke the silence surrounding the issue of drugs in sport, and documents one man’s love for, and struggle with, the complex world of professional cycling. ‘A must read for any cyclist’ Cyclist WINNER OF WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

Unbridled PDF Book By D. Jackson Leigh

Unbridled

  • Author: D. Jackson Leigh
  • ISBN Code: : 1635558484
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 784 Readers
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After a hard-fought battle to take control of her personal and professional life, mystery writer Lauren Everhart’s star is finally rising. She vows never to give up control of anything in her life until she meets her niece’s sexy horseback-riding instructor and signs up for her own private lessons, and more. Riding top horses on the show jumping circuit and igniting a woman’s desire are simply games of power, and Marsh Langston is a master player. Only this time, the flame she fans with Lauren Everhart burns too hot and so quickly it threatens to sear through Marsh’s impenetrable control.

Anne Kursinski's Riding and Jumping Clinic: New Edition PDF Book By Anne Kursinski

Anne Kursinski's Riding and Jumping Clinic: New Edition

  • Author: Anne Kursinski
  • ISBN Code: : 1570769575
  • Publisher : Trafalgar Square Books
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 402 Readers
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Olympic Show Jumper Anne Kursinski’s acclaimed guide to riding horses over fences, now updated with hundreds of full-color photographs. Olympian Anne Kursinski’s acclaimed book on riding horses over fences delivers on-target counsel and the kind of sophisticated, quality instruction you can only get in top barns around the world. Let this medal-winning international competitor show you “how it’s done” with step-by-step descriptions of dozens of exercises to improve your position, your “feel,” and your overall understanding of how to confidently and successfully master a jump course. Inside, you’ll find a top-notch education in both basic and advanced flatwork and jumping, including: Bending Adjusting stride length Moving laterally Riding straight lines and curves Jumping without stirrups Flying changes Flexion and collection Counter-canter Half-pass Ways to perfect distances and count strides Tips for riding different kinds of combinations, bigger jumps, and natural fences. Throughout, Kursinski’s explanations are clarified with hundreds of illuminating photographs, completely reshot in full color for this new edition. Even better, the photos feature Kursinski herself in the saddle, and the text includes her illuminating personal commentary describing what she is experiencing in the saddle during a particular exercise. In addition, this revised edition includes an all-new chapter on riding derby-style courses as well as course walks with Kursinski, to give readers a sense of how she plans a winning ride. This classic references offers time-tested techniques and invaluable skills for every hunter, jumper, and equitation rider.

Ride of Their Lives PDF Book By Lenny Shulman

Ride of Their Lives

  • Author: Lenny Shulman
  • ISBN Code: : 149306889X
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 927 Readers
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Jockeys perform the most perilous job in sports yet are among the most underrated athletes in the world. They put their lives on the line every time they get on a horse, often riding seven or eight horses a day, five days a week. Most must diet to keep their weight at levels lower than the average twelve-year-old boy, yet they need immense strength to control thousand-pound Thoroughbreds. A select group of riders has risen to the top of their sport, sought after by racing's leading owners and trainers and paired with the sport's greatest equine stars. In Ride of Their Lives, Lenny Shulman profiles riders whose love of racing and desire to win have propelled them to the top echelon their profession. Pat Day, Gary Stephens, Jerry Bailey, Corey Nakatani, and Laffit Pincay, Jr. are among the jockeys who share their stories of how they became race riders and what it is like to deal with the pressures of riding fragile, willful racehorses at top speeds day in and day out. They also tell what it is like to win the Kentucky Derby and just miss capturing the Triple Crown. In this updated edition, Shulman profiles Kendrick Carmouche, who had five straight seasons with more than 200 victories and in 2021 became the first Black jockey to compete in the Kentucky Derby in seven years.

The Horses of My Life - Richard Dunwoody PDF Book By Richard Dunwoody

The Horses of My Life - Richard Dunwoody

  • Author: Richard Dunwoody
  • ISBN Code: : 1784184608
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 193 Readers
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Richard Dunwoody was the most successful steeplechase jockey of his time. During his fantastic career, he rode over 10,000 times, often partnering the top National Hunt horses such as Desert Orchid and Miinnehoma. His staggering collection of 1,699 wins in Britain has earned him professional respect and a string of accolades including an MBE.In this fascinating book, Dunwoody remembers the great horses he has ridden and the high points of his remarkable career. In 1986 he rode to victory in the Grand National on West Tip and repeated this triumph in 1994 on Miinnehoma. It was with One Man that he won two consecutive King George VI chases. Although his career was full of memorable partnerships and victories, it is for riding Desert Orchid that Dunwoody is best remembered. 'Dessie' was a hugely popular horse - apart from Red Rum, he was the only racehorse with a fan club - and the pair rode their way to a remarkable seven victories. Yet despite his big race victories, his determination and ambition remained constant, driving him on to even greater achievements.In a book full of stories, anecdotes and opinions, Richard tells not only of the glory surrounding his career but also of the hard work involved in achieving that glory: the struggle to ensure that both horse and rider were at their peak on race day; the pitfalls and the setbacks endured; and the quirks and characteristics of some of the finest horses in this tough sport.

Second Chance PDF Book By Mark Todd

Second Chance

  • Author: Mark Todd
  • ISBN Code: : 140914321X
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 308 Readers
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The London 2012 Olympic medalist on his stunning comeback. Mark Todd's eventing career is the stuff of legends and encompasses one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time. When he 'retired' from competing in eventing in 2000, he had already been named 'Rider of the Century' for his natural empathy with a horse and his extraordinary success, which included back-to-back Olympic gold medals, five Burghley wins and three Badminton victories. He has also show jumped to Olympic level and trained winners on the racecourse. Considered a legendary horseman by his peers, he seemed to have done it all. He returned to train racehorses in his native New Zealand but, eight years later, the idea of a comeback took root, part dare, part personal challenge to see if he could still cut it in a changed sport. Within eight months, he was riding at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and in 2011 he hit the headlines by becoming the oldest rider to win Badminton. This was soon eclipsed by his stunning win at the London 2012 Olympics, however. The story of his progress from dairy farmer to world renown, is told with typically laid-back humour, but it reveals the fierce determination, discipline and personal sacrifice which lies behind the relaxed outlook.

How I Won the Yellow Jumper PDF Book By Ned Boulting

How I Won the Yellow Jumper

  • Author: Ned Boulting
  • ISBN Code: : 140904176X
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 458 Readers
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'Paris, 4 July 2003: My first Tour de France. I had never seen a bike race. I had only vaguely heard of Lance Armstrong. I had no idea what I was doing there. Yet, that day I was broadcasting live on television. I fumbled my way through a few platitudes, before summing up with the words, "...Dave Millar just missing out on the Yellow Jumper." Yes, the Yellow Jumper.' Follow Ned Boulting's (occasionally excruciating) experiences covering the world's most famous cycling race. His story offers an insider's view of what really goes on behind the scenes of the Tour. From up-close-and-personal encounters with Lance Armstrong to bewildered mishaps with the local cuisine, Ned's been there, done that and got the crumpled-looking t-shirt. Eight Tours on from Ned's humbling debut, he has grown to respect, mock, adore and crave the race in equal measure. What's more, he has even started to understand it. Includes How Cav Won the Green Jersey: Short Dispatches from the 2011 Tour de France

The Palomino Pony On Parade PDF Book By Olivia Tuffin

The Palomino Pony On Parade

  • Author: Olivia Tuffin
  • ISBN Code: : 0857635573
  • Publisher : Nosy Crow
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 183 Readers
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Time seemed to stand still. Georgia felt the blood rush to her ears and her heart felt as though it might burst out of her chest. The stands erupted, everyone cheering, the little palomino was a popular winner and it was all Georgia could do to stay on board as she hugged Lily tightly, tears pouring down her cheeks.

Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means PDF Book By Charley Boorman

Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo By Any Means

  • Author: Charley Boorman
  • ISBN Code: : 0748113150
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Travel
  • Reviews : 233 Readers
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Four million captivated viewers watched Charley Boorman complete his last adventure - LONG WAY DOWN - which took him from John O'Groats to Cape Town. Along with Ewan McGregor he achieved not only this amazing feat, but also circumnavigated the globe on the LONG WAY ROUND. In between these two incredible journeys, he found the time to compete in the Dakar Rally, telling his story in his bestselling book RACE TO DAKAR. Charley's passion for travel and adventure continues in his new challenge - BY ANY MEANS. Travelling from his home town in Co Wicklow all the way to Sydney, he will use any means he can to reach his destination, via transport as diverse as steam train, horse, boat, kayak, truck, and tuk-tuk. And of course his beloved motorbike! Whether crossing the Black Sea, trekking through Tibet, riding an elephant in India or hiking through the forests of Papua New Guinea, this will be a unique opportunity to meet fascinating people and explore extraordinary places. With trademark enthusiasm, dedication and good humour, Charley's new trip is set to be his most challenging yet.

Form PDF Book By Kieren Fallon

Form

  • Author: Kieren Fallon
  • ISBN Code: : 1471166538
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 304 Readers
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Kieren Fallon was one of the world’s greatest jockeys, but his career was littered with controversial incidents. Now, in his powerful and honest autobiography, he tells all. 'The most eagerly anticipated racing autobiography for many years' Greg Wood, Guardian British Champion Jockey six times – without terrifying injury and mental trauma it could have been many more – he won more than 2250 races, including the Derby three times, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe twice, and more 2000 and 1000 Guineas (nine) than anyone else in the history of the sport. He was also accused of race fixing, resulting in an astonishing Old Bailey trial at which he was completely cleared. No one would question his ability in the saddle. Few, if any, have ever been as good at coaxing the best out of their rides. But his extraordinary rapport with the horse has not quite been matched by his dealings with humans – particularly not those in authority with whom he’s had a career-long battle. Now Fallon recalls his rise from a rural Irish family with no racing connections, and his frequent collisions with the media as well as many of the people who run the sport. With wit as well as absolute frankness, he tells of the huge pressures on top jockeys - even those without his external problems – and how his dazzling riding career was marred, then brought to a premature halt by campaigns of lies and innuendo. Brutally honest as well as entertaining, this is a unique sporting memoir.

When Bobby Met Christy: The Story of Bobby Beasley and a Wayward Horse PDF Book By Declan Colley

When Bobby Met Christy: The Story of Bobby Beasley and a Wayward Horse

  • Author: Declan Colley
  • ISBN Code: : 1848891121
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Page : 251 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 983 Readers
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Bobby Beasley was a champion jockey. By 26, he had won a Cheltenham Gold Cup, a Champion Hurdle and a Grand National. But when he was 24, Bobby took his first drink and soon succumbed to alcoholism. He turned a corner after his friend, Nicky Rackard, urged him to attend Alcoholics Anonymous. Five years later, aged 38, Beasley rode Captain Christy to an amazing victory at the Cheltenham Gold Cup. In the history of unlikely comebacks, that of Irish jockey Bobby Beasley is the most heartwarming of them all.

The Whispering Pegasus PDF Book By Steven J. Corner

The Whispering Pegasus

  • Author: Steven J. Corner
  • ISBN Code: : 129198092X
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 250 Readers
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The Whispering Pegasus is for all lovers of horse racing and people who would go to any lengths to get their hands on National Hunt’s probable, greatest ever steeplechasing horse. Ex Para and SAS man, John Brennan, owes his brother a favour to safeguard the horse and the blade’s training is tested to the full! Watch out for this brilliant horse in steeplechasing’s illustrious races like the Cheltenham Gold Cup, King George VI Chase, Irish Grand National and Aintree’s Grand National. Would the horse be kept safe long enough to be ranked alongside the greats like Arkle, Red Rum, L’ Escargot, Desert Orchid and Kauto Star? True legends.

Runaway Pony PDF Book By Susannah Leigh

Runaway Pony

  • Author: Susannah Leigh
  • ISBN Code: : 1409554937
  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 286 Readers
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When a runaway pony gallops into Sandy Lane, Jess doesn't flinch. Thanks to her quick reactions, the beautiful palomino pony is caught. But the man chasing her isn't all he seems. Soon, Jess is bitterly regretting her moment of heroism.

Derby Magic PDF Book By Bolus, Jim

Derby Magic

  • Author: Bolus, Jim
  • ISBN Code: : 9781455603480
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 458 Readers
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Gathers anecdotes surrounding the people and horses at the Kentucky Derby, including jockey Bill Shoemaker and the most famous horse to win the Derby, Secretariat

The Third Degree PDF Book By Richard Pitman,Joe McNally

The Third Degree

  • Author: Richard Pitman,Joe McNally
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Joe McNally
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Gangsters
  • Reviews : 851 Readers
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A crazy technology genius from Boston is hammering the English bookies by manipulating race results. This American Robin Hood secretly pays the innocent people who lose out through his scheme. His big mistake is to scam Eddie Malloy. Eddie's already in trouble. Trainer Matt Nash and racehorse owner, the beautiful young heiress, Rebecca Bow, have got involved with the Triads and need Eddie's help and protection. While Eddie is trying to track down the American, and keep his friends safe from the violent Chinese gangsters, a 12 year-old boy on a pony is searching the snowbound English Lake District for his father. The result of that search is to have a devastating effect on Eddie's life. From smoky London Casinos, and the country racetracks of England, to a New York's Wall Street, Eddie works to unravel multiple mysteries and to finally find love.

If I Could Call a Genie PDF Book By Deborah Brockbank

If I Could Call a Genie

  • Author: Deborah Brockbank
  • ISBN Code: : 1847476236
  • Publisher : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
  • Page : 55 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 362 Readers
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Description Imogen Baxendale is a normal girl (if any pubescent girl can be called normal), living quite a normal sort of life of going to school and weekly riding lessons, until unexplained fatigue and emotional turmoil begin to dominate her life. Numerous trips to the doctor and specialists result in a diagnosis of depression. 'IF I COULD CALL A GENIE and make the black line go' is Gen's own, intensely private, journal which takes the reader through her journey with childhood/adolescent depression. Aimed at the older child/young teenager this book will provide solace and empathy for anyone experiencing depression themselves, and insight and education for anyone accompanying someone else on that journey. Written as fiction, with all the characters being fictional, it is written by someone with personal experience of childhood depression and, in that, it is very autobiographical. The author revisited many of the feelings and experiences of her teenage years to capture an authentic description of the emotions and desperation often felt. It is, however, framed in contemporary society with up to date medical and therapeutic interventions. This book is very timely. We are living in a society where increasing levels of childhood depression are being recognized and where statistics suggest that 10% of under 16 year olds will experience some form of mental health problem. The character of Gen Baxendale will give these children someone to identify with, a friend with whom to travel through their own experiences. Someone who understands and knows that wishful thinking is not enough to make them better: About the AuthorNow in her early fifties Deborah Brockbank has had a life which has been both troubled and enriched by periods of depression. Particularly difficult were her teenage years when she was first diagnosed with severe endogenous depression. Aware that there are increasing levels of childhood and adolescent depression, Deborah wanted to use her own experiences creatively and 'IF I COULD CALL A GENIE and make the black line go' is the outcome. She hopes that this expression of her own turbulent teenage years will provide solace and empathy for anyone experiencing depression themselves, and insight and education for anyone accompanying someone else on that journey. Deborah lives in Worcestershire, is registered disabled due to a life time of health problems, but is a full time carer. Having left school at fourteen due to her depression, Deborah always thought she was a bit of a 'dunce' but has recently graduated from the Open University with a First Class Honours Degree in Health and Social Care.

Making it Happen PDF Book By Carl Hester,Bernadette Hewitt

Making it Happen

  • Author: Carl Hester,Bernadette Hewitt
  • ISBN Code: : 140914769X
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 399 Readers
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Carl Hester is one of the greatest ever equestrians, leading Great Britain to Gold Medal victory at the London 2012 Olympics. In these vibrant memoirs, he tells the incredible story of the passion for horse-riding which revolutionised his life and made him the champion he is today. Carl grew up on the remote Channel Island of Sark, moving to the UK mainland at the age of 16 to work with horses, mainly as a way to leave home. He could never have predicted what a great affinity he would have for dressage. Carl's career enjoyed a stratospheric rise as he progressed from working as a groom/rider to riding international dressage horses full time for renowned owners Dr and Mrs Bechtolsheimer, to training his own horses, and other top riders, to international success. Carl's early career revealed someone capable of monumental achievements. He provides a rare insight into both the people and the horses that drove him to victory, initially the skewbald mare Jolly Dolly on which he won the 1985 Young Riders Dressage Championship. During the early 1990s he rode in the World Championships, the European Championships and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, becoming Great Britain's youngest ever rider to compete in the Games. His riding skills have increased with age, culminating in the hugely successful years as part of the Gold Medal teams that won the 2011 European Dressage Championships and, of course, that made history at London 2012. He achieved both feats on the same extraordinary horse, Uthopia, while as a trainer he produced the even more remarkable combination of Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro. A first-class sportsman and a witty and engaging writer, Carl now offers his admirers the opportunity to read an intelligent, humorous and, above all, inspiring account of his life - from the ups and downs of his career to the motivations and techniques which have helped him to win 66 national titles, represent Team GB at four Olympic Games, two World Championships and seven European Championships, and become one of the best riders - and horsemen - in the world.

BIKER BO LEADER OF THE PACK PDF Book By John Bolstridge

BIKER BO LEADER OF THE PACK

  • Author: John Bolstridge
  • ISBN Code: : 1481769553
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 568 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 277 Readers
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A collection of 5 short stories Biker Bo Leader of the Pack; about the life and times of a biker in the1960's Nursey Rhyme Killer; about a young man and the revenge on others from his past Claymoors Mountain; about a man who inerits $6million from a uncle in the U.S.A. THE SANDS DO FLORIDA; Nottingham Family's First Holiday to Florida House Sitter; a young girl who house sits, and with dier happenings, with the house having a demon within

My Youth PDF Book By Bryan De Vouge

My Youth

  • Author: Bryan De Vouge
  • ISBN Code: : 1450205925
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 284 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 787 Readers
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Th is book describes the authors childhood growing up on a farm, living with four generations of family including his sister, parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. The author describes many varied experiences, from helping his 90 year-old great grandmother churn butter the old-fashioned way to helping his grandfather feed the pigs and other animals on the farm. He writes about his interactions with many of the other people who lived in the same community, and some of the naughty things he and his friends did such as raiding apple orchards. This book gives the reader a clear idea of how life was on a farm in rural Quebec in the 1950s.

White Peak Mountain Biking PDF Book By Jon Barton

White Peak Mountain Biking

  • Author: Jon Barton
  • ISBN Code: : 1910240117
  • Publisher : Vertebrate Publishing
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 422 Readers
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White Peak Mountain Biking - The Pure Trails ebook is the digital version of our bestselling guidebook to the southern Peak District. Clatter down tricky limestone descents, dodge roots on twisty woodland singletrack and cruise along easy cyclepaths through green fields and pretty villages. Featuring 24 routes from 10.5 to 45 kilometres in length, it's suitable for riders of all abilities. This digital edition adds downloadable GPX routes, zoom-able Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps and weblinks to local pubs, cafes and bike shops. Researched, ridden and written by a local rider, each route features easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, timings and difficulty. Also included is a bonus section listing the top ten climbs, descents and singletracks, information on family riding (including the Monsal Trail) and a detailed Appendix. Compatibility This ebook is available as an epub or Kindle file and is compatible with all e-reader and Kindle Fire devices. It is readable on most smart phones. For Android, Windows 8 and Blackberry 10 phones we recommend downloading the free Kobo ebook app. PC and Mac users may need to download an ebook or Kindle reader. We recommend the Kobo reader for PCs and iBook for Mac. GPX route files will require a relevant device, app or programme.

Africa Solo PDF Book By Mark Beaumont

Africa Solo

  • Author: Mark Beaumont
  • ISBN Code: : 1473526957
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Travel
  • Reviews : 903 Readers
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SHORTLISTED FOR ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR In the spring of 2015, Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days. Seven years since he smashed the world record for cycling round the world, this would be his toughest trip yet. And he would set a new mark that would simply break the limits of endurance. Despite illness, mechanical faults, attempted robbery and stone-throwing children, as well as dehydration in the deserts and unprecedented levels of exhaustion, Mark completed the journey in just 41 days, 10 hours and 22 minutes, after cycling 6,762 miles, spending 439 hours in the saddle (sometimes up to 16 hours a day) and climbing 190,355 feet through 8 countries. It was an astonishing journey, and one that will fascinate and grip the reader. From the obvious dangers of Egypt, Sudan and Kenya, over the unpaved, muddy, mountainous roads of Ethiopia, through the beautiful grasslands of Tanzania and Zambia, to riding at night in Botswana in the company of elephants and giraffes, Mark brings Africa to life in all its complex glory, friendship and curiosity, while inspiring us all to question the bounds of what is possible.

Take the Slow Road: France PDF Book By Martin Dorey

Take the Slow Road: France

  • Author: Martin Dorey
  • ISBN Code: : 1844865886
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Transportation
  • Reviews : 301 Readers
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Forget hurrying. Forget putting your foot down and racing through sweeping bends. Forget the understeer (whatever that is). Forget the blur of a life lived too fast. This is a look at taking life slowly. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. It's about stopping and putting the kettle on. Stopping to take a picture. Stopping to enjoy stopping. How are you going to do it? In a camper van or a motorhome, of course. In this book we define the best driving routes around France for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around France on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes and pootling along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun, often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for walkers, wine-quaffers, climbers and skiers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, the most picturesque and most interesting. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome – we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey. All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported (albeit slowly) to vineyards, beaches, mountains and highways that make you want to turn the key and go, go, go!

Pippa Funnell PDF Book By Pippa Funnell

Pippa Funnell

  • Author: Pippa Funnell
  • ISBN Code: : 1409127427
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 916 Readers
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Pippa Funnell is the golden girl of the British equestrian scene - but it hasn't always been so. She seemed doomed to be a 'misser' in the really big competitions, lacking that special ingredient that makes a true champion. Everything began to change for her in 1999 when her results, including her first European title, were excellent, but it was at the Sydney Olympics that she really came of age, winning a silver medal. Since Sydney, Pippa went from strength to strength. She completed the double of European Championships in 2001, she won Badminton in 2002, and in 2003 won the Rolex Grand Slam and was awarded Sportswoman of the Year by the Sunday Times. In 2004 Pippa was a double Olympic medallist in Athens, and this autobiography includes her Olympic diary, as she records the ups and downs of the competition, the triumph of the dressage, her cross-country round and the showjump down that cost her a gold medal. As if all this were not enough, there was the controversy of the medals being reallocated on appeal, meaning Pippa won both a silver and a bronze.

Va Va Froome PDF Book By David Sharp

Va Va Froome

  • Author: David Sharp
  • ISBN Code: : 0857906410
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Page : 248 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 774 Readers
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The story of a unique athlete’s remarkable journey—from riding his bike in the Ngong Hills of Kenya to the sport’s pinnacle, victory in the Tour de France. On 21 July 2013 Chris Froome made history as the second British cyclist to win the Tour de France—in the 100th edition of the world’s most famous bike race—and the first ever African-born rider to wear the coveted maillot jaune on the top step of the podium in Paris. Froome’s path into the elite ranks of road racing has been unlike any other in the annals of the sport. Born in Nairobi to British parents he was educated in South Africa and studied economics at university. But he abandoned his degree to take up the offer of a professional cycling contract in Europe. A fish out of water, Froome encountered a shock entrance into the rough and tumble world of top-level European bike racing. Incredibly, within two years—and despite his progress being severely hampered when he contracted a debilitating tropical disease—Froome had signed for the world’s biggest cycling team, British cycling supremo Sir Dave Brailsford’s Team Sky, finished second overall in the Vuelta a Espana, and sacrificed his own ambitions to help teammate Bradley Wiggins claim Britain’s first ever Tour de France title in 2012. At the turn of 2013 Froome superseded Wiggins as Sky’s team leader and went on to win four out of the five stage races he entered, including the prestigious Criterium du Dauphine, before dominating the 2013 Tour de France on a relentless pursuit of the ultimate prize in cycling.

The Wildest Ride PDF Book By Marcella Bell

The Wildest Ride

  • Author: Marcella Bell
  • ISBN Code: : 036970360X
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 135 Readers
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“Filled with deep emotion and intense spark, Marcella Bell brings grit, spark and brilliance to western romance! Marcella Bell is one to watch!”—Maisey Yates, New York Times bestselling author The world watches on as reality TV meets rodeo in this competition like no other. In front of the cameras, Lil and AJ are each other’s biggest rivals. Off-screen, it’s about to get a whole lot more complicated… At thirty-six, undefeated rodeo champion AJ Garza is supposed to be retiring, not chasing after an all-new closed-circuit rodeo tour with a million-dollar prize. But with the Houston rodeo program that saved him as a wayward teen on the brink of bankruptcy, he’ll compete. And he’ll win. Enter Lilian Sorrow Island. Raised by her grandparents on the family ranch in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Lil is more a cowboy than city boy AJ will ever be. It shows. She’s not about to let him steal the prize that’ll save her ranch, even if he is breathtakingly magnificent, in pretty much every way going… This summer, in this bold, uplifting novel, Marcella Bell reminds us that even when it comes to rodeo, romance is the wildest ride of all! A Closed Circuit Novel

In Pursuit of Glory PDF Book By Bradley Wiggins

In Pursuit of Glory

  • Author: Bradley Wiggins
  • ISBN Code: : 1409129144
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 115 Readers
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Bradley Wiggins is a British sporting legend. Not only has he won seven World Track Championships and a record-equalling seven Olympic medals, including double-gold in Beijing in 2008 and gold in the time trial in London in 2012, he is the first Briton to have won cycling's ultimate prize, the Tour de France. He is an immensely talented and dedicated endurance athlete with a gritty, down-to-earth persona - cool, outspoken, respected, inspiring - and he has helped to bring track and road cycling to a new audience in the UK. With new material by Brendan Gallagher, co-author of the original edition, this is the story of a boy with bikes in his blood, of a son abandoned by his father and of the journey from council estate to the very pinnacle of the sport. IN PURSUIT OF GLORY is a compelling, no-holds-barred account of Wiggins' rise to global success and an extraordinary insight into the world of cycling.

The Twelve Clues of Christmas PDF Book By Rhys Bowen

The Twelve Clues of Christmas

  • Author: Rhys Bowen
  • ISBN Code: : 1101612193
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 274 Readers
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In the sixth mystery in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series, Lady Georgiana Rannoch cannot wait to ring in the New Year—before a Christmas killer wrings another neck… Scotland, 1933. While her true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending his feliz navidad tramping around South America and her mother is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with droll playwright Noel Coward, Georgie is quite literally stuck at Castle Rannoch thanks to a snowstorm. It seems like a Christmas miracle when she manages to land a position as hostess to a posh holiday party in Tiddleton. The village should be like something out of A Christmas Carol, but as soon as she arrives things take a deadly turn when a neighborhood nuisance falls out of a tree. On her second day, another so-called accident results in a death—and there’s yet another on her third, making Georgie wonder if there's something wicked happening in this winter wonderland... Includes an English Christmas companion, full of holiday recipes, games, and more!

Take the Slow Road: England and Wales PDF Book By Martin Dorey

Take the Slow Road: England and Wales

  • Author: Martin Dorey
  • ISBN Code: : 1844865363
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 229 Readers
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Forget hurrying. Forget putting your foot down and racing through sweeping bends. Forget the understeer (whatever that is). Forget the blur of a life lived too fast. This is a look at taking life slowly. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. It's about stopping and putting the kettle on. Stopping to take a picture. Stopping to enjoy stopping. How are you going to do it? In a camper van or a motorhome, of course. In this book we define the best driving routes around England and Wales for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around England and Wales on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes and pootling along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun, often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for surfers, wildlife watchers, climbers and walkers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, those with the most interesting bridges or views or obstacles, ferries and tidal causeways. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome – we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey. All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported (albeit slowly) to pastures, beaches, mountains and highways that make you want to turn the key and go, go, go!

The Fairytale PDF Book By H. G. Nelson

The Fairytale

  • Author: H. G. Nelson
  • ISBN Code: : 1760989193
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 863 Readers
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A sporting nation is only limited by its imagination. Every time this story is told it changes; something is always added, embellished or dropped from the run-on side. For more than thirty years, H.G. Nelson has been finding the poetry in the punt and humour during half-time. Now, he turns his keen eye for facts and folly to the illustrious history of our great sporting nation. In his trademark fast and furious style, H.G. dives deep into the moments that have truly made us who we are. He reminds us of our leaders' great sporting triumphs, from Harold Holt's swimming to John Howard's bowling; rewrites the record on legends such as 'Aussie Joe' Bugner and Jack Brabham; and explains why Australia's reality TV is the best in the world. The Fairytale is H.G. Nelson's magnum opus - an all-encompassing, no-holds-barred history of Australia at play, told through the stories of our sporting highs, lows and middles.

The Tower and the Hive PDF Book By Anne McCaffrey

The Tower and the Hive

  • Author: Anne McCaffrey
  • ISBN Code: : 1440674329
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 615 Readers
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A LEGENDARY FAMILY For generations, the descendants of the powerful telepath known as The Rowan have used their talents to benefit humanity. As human civilization reached out to colonize the stars, the family led Earth to ally itself with the peaceful alien Mrdini. Together, the two races have held back the predatory Hivers, who once decimated entire worlds. THE NEW ORDER But there are factions on Earth who resent the power the family has accumulated. Now, with their goals of peace and prosperity so close at hand, The Rowan’s descendants face the looming destruction of all they have suffered to achieve…

Cycling Climbs of North-West England PDF Book By Simon Warren

Cycling Climbs of North-West England

  • Author: Simon Warren
  • ISBN Code: : 1781012237
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 742 Readers
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The eighth and final book in a series of UK regional cycling climb guides from the author of the bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs. Previous regions covered include South-East England, Yorkshire, Wales, the Midlands, South-West England, Scotland and North-East England, and now Simon Warren takes readers into North-West England. The book presents new challenges for existing fans of the 100 Greatest series, as well as providing the perfect introduction to hill climbing for new readers in the area.

Kings of the Saddle PDF Book By Brian O'Connor

Kings of the Saddle

  • Author: Brian O'Connor
  • ISBN Code: : 1781312125
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 498 Readers
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The recent retirement of Mick Kinane, doyen of flat racing jockeys whose swansong was his 2009 Classic victories on the great Sea the Stars, reminded us once again how many of the greatest jockeys in racing, over jumps as well as on the flat, hail from Ireland. Brian O’Connor is the experienced racing correspondent of the Irish Times, and his survey of the twelve finest jockeys currently riding in Ireland (six on the flat, six National Hunt) was acclaimed in hardback by both the racing press and the Irish media. He interviewed most of the featured jockeys specially for the book, and provides a truly intimate insight into what has made them great race riders, and what inspires their continuing hunger to succeed at the very top. The full list of jockeys covered is: On the Flat: Michael Kinane, John Murtagh, Jamie Spencer, Kieren Fallon, Pat Smullen and Kevin Manning. Over Jumps: Ruby Walsh, Barry Geraghty, Tony McCoy, Paul Carberry, Timmy Murphy and Nina Carberry.

Remembering the Derby PDF Book By Bolus, Jim

Remembering the Derby

  • Author: Bolus, Jim
  • ISBN Code: : 9781455611034
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 516 Readers
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“Now I Can Call Myself A Biker” PDF Book By David Royle

“Now I Can Call Myself A Biker”

  • Author: David Royle
  • ISBN Code: : 9781467001496
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Transportation
  • Reviews : 211 Readers
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David has always had a passion for classic cars, right from an early age, but had always wanted to ride a motorcycle. He left this until the age of 47,when his brother in law passed his test and bought himself a Triumph Thunderbird. That did it. As soon as David sat on Nigel's bike, he decided he would pass his test and buy his own Triumph. This is exactly what he did, but there was one small problem. David picked up his new bike on his 50th birthday, but had missed out on all that valuable experience he should have picked up in his younger years. He'd left it too late. So David decided he needed to get some miles under his belt an took a Harley across America and has never looked back. This is the story of of David's exploits and adventures to gain that experience he so desperately wanted and it has shown that even at his age, in his mid-life crisis, it wasn't too late to learn how to ride a motorbike. This book will appeal to the many motorcycle enthusiasts out there, as well as the more mature person thinking about taking up biking.

Derby Innovator PDF Book By Barry Irwin

Derby Innovator

  • Author: Barry Irwin
  • ISBN Code: : 151447624X
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 308 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 820 Readers
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Derby Innovator is the story of the making of Animal Kingdom by Barry Irwin, a self-taught, self-styled sportsman and entrepreneur who shook racing's Establishment to its very foundations by employing unconventional methods and practices to break all the rules in winning the Kentucky Derby, a race that has been called "the greatest two minutes in sports." Born into a family in Los Angeles that shunned horse racing, Irwin turned a childhood pipedream of winning a racehorse in a tobacco company's naming contest into a stable full of horses that have won some of the most historic and lucrative prizes on The Turf, not only in America, but in Great Britain, Europe, China, the Middle East and South Africa. Experience the intoxicating brand of excitement that only Thoroughbred racing can deliver, as horses bred, bought and managed by Irwin plunder riches and beat royalty at Longchamp, Meydan, Churchill Downs, Santa Anita and Sha Tin. Join Irwin as he prospects for potential Champions in such faraway locales as Uruguay, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Croatia. Learn his methods of finding obscure bloodlines that he blends with American pedigrees to produce Breeders' Cup and Classic winners at Churchill Downs. Rub elbows with some of the biggest movers and shakers in international racing such as Dubai Ruler Sheik Mohammed, MGM CEO Gary Barber, South African trainer Mike de Kock, South African movie producer Anant Singh, trainer Graham Motion, Australian stallion developer John Messara, trainer Todd Pletcher, South African breeder Gaynor Rupert. Share an elusive Derby triumph and a heartbreaking Derby head-bob loss. Feel what it's like to reach the heights as well as the terrible losses. They are all here in Derby Innovator.

Colombia Es Pasion! PDF Book By Matt Rendell

Colombia Es Pasion!

  • Author: Matt Rendell
  • ISBN Code: : 1474609732
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 483 Readers
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By winning the 2019 Tour de France, Egan Bernal became the race's youngest champion in 110 years, and the first from the South American nation of Colombia. His victory brought decades of national yearning to fruition. Colombia has long been the only developing nation contending at cycling's highest level. Yet its cycling sons are not the products of a rigorous sports system that spots them in childhood and nurtures them through the ranks to the pinnacle of globalised sport. They come from harder backgrounds, that surprise, shock - even, at times, enchant. Colombia Es Pasión! explores the lives and dreams of each of the nation's leading cyclists. Theirs are inspiring stories of overcoming poverty and violence, sickness and corruption, and achieving global sporting glory. 'Takes you into the heart of both a sport and a country. The journey is well worth the effort' Sunday Times 'Wonderful' Observer 'Remarkable, a masterpiece' Never Strays Far podcast

When Women Talk PDF Book By Brigitte Lessard-Deyell

When Women Talk

  • Author: Brigitte Lessard-Deyell
  • ISBN Code: : 0995833710
  • Publisher : Lachesis Publishing Inc
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 702 Readers
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"Ordinary Women Sharing Extraordinary Stories” Brigitte Lessard-Deyell realized long ago that women’s stories have the power to change the world. The simple act of sharing a personal story can transform lives, build a connection, and encourage hope. By sharing their stories, women make their communities stronger. When Women Talk is a collection of stories by women from all walks of life, women who have survived hardship and learned what it means to navigate the world with wisdom, bravery, and balance. From a once homeless woman to a world traveled financial whiz, from a stay-at-home mother to a post graduate doctor, the women within these pages demonstrate what it means to stand in your truth and boldly live your best life. Welcome to the safe space that is created When Women Talk.

Cosmos Incorporated PDF Book By Maurice G. Dantec

Cosmos Incorporated

  • Author: Maurice G. Dantec
  • ISBN Code: : 0345507835
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 579 Readers
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The first major English translation of one of France’s most admired writers, Cosmos Incorporated is a triumph of science fiction–a masterwork of cataclysm, mysticism, and suspense. Fifty years of warfare, disease, and strife have decimated the world’s population. Those who remain are motes in the mind of UniWorld, a superstate that monitors humanity via a vast computer metastructure that catalog everything about everyone on the planet–race, religion, genetic codes, even fantasies. Those who have the means escape UniWorld’s tight control through the Orbital Ring. Though his memory has been wiped clean and his history fabricated in order to pass through UniWorld’s check points, Sergei Diego Plotkin knows his name.And he knows his mission: to murder a man in the city of Grand Junction, a Vegas-like outpost that is home to the private launching pad to the Ring. But this sense of purpose is compromised by random memories that flash through Plotkin’s brain. England and Argentina. The shores of Lake Baikal. And something else. Something indescribable. Now Plotkin is about to meet his maker. As his identity and mission incrementally resurface in his conscious mind, and in the presence of an eerily beautiful woman, Plotkin will soon discover that he has come here not just to kill but to be born. . . . “Like Houellebecq, Dantec takes inspiration from both high and low culture; he is the sort of writer who cites Sun Tzu’s Art of War and the Stooges’ Search and Destroy with equal facility.” –The New York Times “DNA is to Dantec what the swan was to romantic poetry: an invitation to dream. . . . This rocker-writer teleports us into the cyberpunk beyonds of literature. Fasten your seatbelts!” –Le Nouvel Observateur

Rocket Men PDF Book By Ron Haslam,Leon Haslam

Rocket Men

  • Author: Ron Haslam,Leon Haslam
  • ISBN Code: : 1407034081
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 520 Readers
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'Rocket' Ron Haslam started racing on the professional circuit in 1972 at the age of 15 and developed into one of the finest, and fastest, racers the UK has ever seen. Winner of three World titles and four British championships, as well as a record six Macau GPs, he rode in more than 100 Grands Prix. Despite tragically losing two of his brothers in motorbike accidents, Haslam kept on riding, setting speed records wherever he went. His son, Leon, the 'Pocket Rocket', is following in his father's extremely speedy footsteps. A national Motorcross champion and national Scooter champion at the age of just 14, he became the youngest ever rider to compete in the 500cc World Championship and is now one of Britain's top racers, competing for Stiggy Honda in the World Superbike Championship. This is the extraordinary story of a father and a son who are addicted to motorbikes, with all the thrills and spills, miraculous escapes and multiple broken bones that involves. Both colourful characters, their story takes us all the way from the 1970s to today and is full of hilarious high-octane derring-do, a cast of characters including legends like Fast Freddie Spencer and Barry Sheene, and nothing less than terrifying but exhilarating adventure.