by Rob Hayles with Lionel Birnie

‘Rob Hayles has been at the heart of British cycling for the past twenty years. But his path to becoming a double world champion and Olympic medallist was quite unlike the meticulously planned trajectory of today’s young cycling talent. When Rob first turned up for international duty, it was with his own bike, a hand-me-down Great Britain skin suit and no hope of finishing anywhere near a podium.

‘In Easy Rider, Rob charts his life on a bike, from his early years racing around windswept velodromes to partnering Mark Cavendish to his first world title in 2005. Told with his characteristic charm, humour and passion for the sport which became his life, Easy Rider is a must-read memoir by one of the most popular figures in British cycling’s history.’

Easy Rider by Rob Hayles with Lionel Birnie Published in 2013 by Bantam Press

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