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The World of Cycling According to G

Narrated by: Tom Blumberg
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

From Geraint Thomas, winner of the 2018 Tour De France.

Like no other cycling book, from no other rider - Britain's cycling star shares his unique take on the world of cycling.

Sit back or saddle up as double Olympic gold medallist and multiple world champion Geraint Thomas gives you a warts and all insight into the life of a pro cyclist. Along the way he reveals cycling's clandestine codes and secret stories, tales from the peloton, the key characters like Wiggins, Hoy and Cav, the pivotal races and essential etiquette. 

Geraint Thomas is treasured for treating his sport just as the rest of us see it: not a job but an escape and an adventure. He's been with Team Sky since its inception, and is one of our most successful and gifted track and road riders, but Geraint reminds us that getting on the bike still puts a smile on your face and fire in the legs like nothing else.

Funny, informative, diverting and droll, this is a joyful celebration of the world of cycling.

©2015 Geraint Thomas (P)2015 WF Howes

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Collection of notes

Although much of this book provides an interesting insight into pro cycling, there is very little that is revelatory. The book also lacks any narrative, it is more a collection of notes divided into chapters based on subjects

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Just a bunch of anecdotes.

It's a collection of anecdotes that are in no particular order. I was hoping for a more structured autobiography.

The narrator mispronounces some key words which can be quite grinding to listen to.

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  • mr
  • 25-11-15

Fun, interesting and irreverent look at cycling.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it's not your typical cycling autobiography. for a start it's not really an autobiography. It does what it says on the cover - it gives Geraint's view on a load of cycling topics through some fun stories.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

G Force.

Any additional comments?

I like riding bikes!

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An interesting insight into G's world

Humorous at times, insightful look at performing at the highest level in professional cycling.

The only slight criticism was that it seemed to end abruptly. I'd have quite happily listened for another hour or two.

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inspiring and humorous

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Great detail into the world of cycling told with a laugh at every turn.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The World of Cycling According to G?

Descriptions of clothes, feeds, and teammates.

Have you listened to any of Tom Blumberg’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Description of cycling in the Welsh valleys.

Any additional comments?

Could have listened in one go had i the time.

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Geraint gives you a great read

Even if you have no idea about the cycling world just reading about the life of a Welsh Olympic champion is very interesting.
Recommend this for anyone who likes cycling

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A fun, humorous look at cycling

I’ve always loved the way that ‘G’ comes across when interviewed. This maps across brilliantly into this humorous look at cycling from one of Britain’s greats!

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Down to Earth

A very insightful look into the professional pro cyclers world, Very informative and with humour

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great listen

really enjoyed this audible book, great insight into the life of a cycling pro on team sky.

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Loved this

I loved hearing this man's thoughts and reflections about every aspect of cycling, from training and how hard it is, to balancing life with work, to what to wear and how to behave. I'm just an old lady cyclist but he made me feel like we are colleagues. It's well read too. Thank you!

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  • Carl-Johan Nilsson
  • 04-05-19

Infopacked and witty

Fantastic book.
I got it after finishing Froome's The Climb thinking it'd be much the same. It wasn't. This is much more informative and funny but less exciting.
I might come back to this for a relisten in less than a year.

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  • Austin Steyn
  • 04-12-18

Informative but a little boring

G explains the ins and outs of pro cycling but his book lacks a storyline.