Journalist, author & publisher

About Me

Lionel Birnie is a journalist, author and publisher who specialises in cycling and football.

He is a co-host of The Telegraph Cycling Podcast, co-editor of The Cycling Anthology and editor of the Tales From series of football books.

You can follow Lionel on Twitter @lionelbirnie


Lionel is the author of three books about Watford Football Club – including Enjoy the Game, the story of the Eighties.

He is co-editor of The Cycling Anthology, a collection of essays by leading journalists, and editor of Tales from the Vicarage.

He has ghosted autobiographies for cyclists Sean Kelly and Rob Hayles.

The Telegraph Cycling Podcast

Lionel is a co-host on The Telegraph Cycling Podcast.

Listen to all previous episodes here.

Read Lionel’s Gourmet de France blog, which documents his culinary journey as he covers the 2014 Tour.