A Corinthian Endeavour The Story of the National Hill Climb Championship

A Corinthian Endeavour
Auteur: Paul Jones
Uitgever: Mousehold Press
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781874739760
  • Druk: 1
  • juni 2015
  • 280 pagina's
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Every year on the last weekend of October the death knell of the cycling season is sounded by the National Hill Climb Championship. It's been won by luminaries like Brian Robinson, Chris Boardman and Malcolm Elliott, and yet the story of the championship is one of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, of amateur cyclists prevailing against the professionals. It's a tale of obsession, pain and asceticism - the key elements in the fight against the insidious grasp of gravity.The violence of the race is set against the beauty of the landscape, from the supernatural past of Pendle Moor to the granite outcrops of Dartmoor, from the glacial High Peak to the bucolic charms of the Cotswolds. It's an esoteric and uniquely British event, a hymn to the clustered contours of this island, sung by the Corinthian exponents of amateur sport. In an era when cycling as a sport has never been more popular, this ideal is more important than ever.A Corinthian Endeavour traces the full history of the Championship event from its inception in 1944 through to 2014, and the incorporation of a Women's Championship from 1998 onwards. It is illustrated with 28b/w and 21 colour photographs.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
juni 2015
Afmetingen
21 x 14,8 x 2,2 cm
Aantal pagina's
280 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Paul Jones
Uitgever
Mousehold Press

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9781874739760

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376 g
Verpakking breedte
148 mm
Verpakking hoogte
22 mm
Verpakking lengte
210 mm

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