Volume six of The Cycling Anthology is available now

Find out more about volume six here.

Brilliant writing about the world’s best sport

Edited by Ellis Bacon & Lionel Birnie

The Cycling Anthology series was created in 2012 by Lionel Birnie and Ellis Bacon to provide a home for brilliant, original writing about professional cycling.

The first volume was published in November 2012 and featured essays by 14 well-known writers who have covered the sport for newspapers and magazines around the world. Just two years on, the team was celebrating the arrival of the fifth book in the series.

All five volumes are available from all good booksellers online and in store.


Samuel Abt Former cycling correspondent for the International Herald Tribune.

Ellis Bacon Co-editor of The Cycling Anthology, former deputy editor of Procycling and author of World’s Ultimate Cycling Races and Great British Cycling.

Matt Beaudin Former VeloNews reporter.

Klaus Bellon Gáitan Owner of the website alpsandes.com.

Keith Bingham Former reporter for Cycling Weekly.

Lionel Birnie Co-editor of The Cycling Anthology and publisher of Sean Kelly’s autobiography, Hunger, a contributor to The Sunday Times and host of The Cycling Podcast.

Ned Boulting Presenter of ITV’s Tour de France coverage and author of How I Won the Yellow Jersey, On the Road Bike and 101 Damnations.

Orla Chennaoui Reporter for Sky News and Sky Sports News.

Peter Cossins Contributing editor to Procycling and author of The Monuments: The Grit and Glory of Cycling’s Greatest One-Day Races.

Alasdair Fotheringham Correspondent for The Independent and author of The Eagle of Toledo, the biography of Federico Bahamontes and Reckless: The Life and Times of Luis Ocaña.

William Fotheringham The Guardian and author of a number of books including Put Me Back on My Bike, a biography of Tom Simpson, and Fallen Angel: The Passion of Faust Coppi.

Daniel Friebe Procycling and author of The Cannibal, a biography of Eddy Merckx, Mountain High and Mountain Higher and host of The Cycling Podcast.

Brendan Gallagher Former sports journalist for the Daily Telegraph.

Rupert Guinness Sydney Morning Herald.

Kathy LeMond Wife of three-time Tour de France winner and Eurosport contributor.

Daniel Lloyd Former professional rider, now presenter for Global Cycling Network.

Felix Lowe Eurosport correspondent and the man behind @saddleblaze on Twitter.

Matt McGeehan Press Association reporter.

Andy McGrath Assistant editor of Rouleur.

David Millar Former professional rider and author of his autobiography Racing Through the Dark.

Robert Millar King of the mountains at the 1984 Tour de France, contributor to Rouleur and Cycling News.

Richard Moore Author of Sky’s the Limit, Slaying the Badger and Étape and host of The Cycling Podcast.

Owen Slot The Times.

Tom Southam Former professional rider, collaborator on Charly Wegelius’s autobiography Domestique and contributor to Rouleur.

Matt Stephens Former professional rider, now presenter for Global Cycling Network.

Edward Pickering Former deputy editor, Cycle Sport and author of The Race Against Time.

Kenny Pryde Former editor of Winning and writer for Cycle Sport.

Neal Rogers Former editor of VeloNews, now a presenter for Global Cycling Network.

James Startt Bicycling.

Anthony Tan Analyst of SBS Television Australia.

François Thomazeau Former Reuters reporter turned freelancer.

Jeremy Whittle The Times and author of Bad Blood.

Richard Williams Former chief sports writer of The Guardian.