What I’m reading…

The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete Lebron, INC.
Brian Windhorst

I’m not a huge fan of basketball, but this was a fascinating read. The money that’s involved with the sport is mind-blowing, particularly when compared to cycling. I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for more insight into the economics of sport.

John McEnroe

The saying goes, go to the darkest place and you’ll find the light. I’m a big believer in that and know that I often find the best inspiration in the most unlikely of places. So, I like to challenge myself and sometimes read about people I don’t think I like. This was one of those times. I have to say my opinion of Mr McEnroe hasn’t really changed since reading this book. I still find his childishness and anger upsetting. However, I did learn a lot from him. The psychology behind sport will always be fascinating and perhaps even more so for the larger than life characters that inhabit that space.

Team on the Run
John Deering

I really enjoyed this book telling the story of the Linda McCartney pro-cycling team. An origin story full of fractious relationships, financial challenges, but ultimately, fun.

Shoe Dog
Phil Knight

Definitely not cycling related, but definitely a must read for anyone interested in sport, business or humans. A truly phenomenal read, Phil is an incredible story teller and his tales of trauma and triumph and seriously inspirational.

Alpe D’Huez
Peter Cossins

I bought this book for my Dad in 2018 before we went to see our first Alpe D’Huez stage at the Tour. I’ll never forget that day, or the magic of the mountain. This book covers all the details you’d ever wish to know about the iconic climb and the epic battles that have played out on it.

Molly Weaver blog

I re-read everything molly has ever written before interviewing her and was once again blown away by her incredible honesty and bravery. She’s wonderfully articulate and manages to put into words exceptionally complex emotions. I’m totally in awe of her, definitely get on reading the blog if you haven’t already! Or, like me, enjoy another re-read!

Racing Through the Dark – The fall and rise of David Millar

I have a bit of ‘bury my head in the sand’ approach when it comes to doping, so I avoided reading this for a long time. But, despite the upsetting subject matter, I’m enjoying this book so much. A week in and I’m struggling to put it down.