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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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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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  • 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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  • Matrix
  • beausoleil, alpes maratimes France
  • 01-11-15

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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Feels like Geraint Thomas is telling the story

The delivery of the narration of this book is excellent. Some of the place names a pronounced wrong, but it doesn’t matter - personality and wit that comes through is fantastic. I light, entertaining and informative book. I would highly recommend to cyclists and non cyclists alike.

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The Talented Mr Evans; a kind and humble winner.

A thrilling narrative, knowing now that G has won both Alpe d'Huez and entered the annals of greatnesd as winner of Le Tour 2018. Can't wait to see what he does next. Lucky are we who live to see him triumph. The boy who climbed a mountain, the man who rode to Paris in yellow.

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Well written and well read.

Welsh narrator made this even better. Excellent book. G has a lovely turn of phrase which makes it enjoyable, funny and relatable.

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brilliant, funny and insightful book from a legend

brilliant, funny and insightful book from someone who has come through the legendary British Cycling over the glory years. REALLY good read

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Makes you want to go out and ride your bike!

Listening to the account of Geraint and the Team Sky riders makes me want to get on my bike a d ride fast, harder and longer!

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Fantastic and truly funny!

Right from the beginning I knew I was going to enjoy this book. Such a great book to listen too!