Includes the developments in the cycling world along with a thorough check and revision of all existing material. This title offers the reader a user-friendly and contemporary manual with new photography together with a refreshed page design.
In the high octane atmosphere of the Formula One pit lane, the spotlight is most often on the superstar drivers.Join McLaren's former Number One mechanic, Marc 'Elvis' Priestley as he tours the world, revealing some of Formula One's most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win.
Taking the reader through bicycle repairs in easy-to-follow stages, this book offers advice on keeping a bicycle in full working order, saving money in repair costs, and maintaining safety on the road.
`A devoted and luminously romantic history of swimming' GuardianHaunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes, from Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's funeral to Hart Crane diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico.
Running is more than just a sport. It is also a magical way to get offline and recover some of the joy that modern life increasingly denies us. In this book, the author sets out to discover why running means so much to so many.
The author moved to Japan to discover more about this unique running culture and what it might teach us about the sport and about Japan. In this book he reveals, what he learned - about competition, about team work, about beating your personal bests, about form and about himself.
Guy Martin, international road-racing legend, maverick star of the Isle of Man TT, truck mechanic and TV presenter, lives on the edge, addicted to speed, thoroughly exhilarated by danger. This autobiography is an intense and dramatic ride.
Celebrating the history of cycling from BMX and mountain biking, to track and road racing, this title is suitable for anyone with a love for cycling. It features the high-performance bikes and cycling technology, along with profiles of famous cyclists, and iconic manufacturers and brands.
Uncovers the ins and outs of women's triathlon: how to wear a sports bra under a wetsuit, the competition and camaraderie, whether getting over 'jelly legs' makes you a more resilient human being. This book is suitable for both the tri-curious and the dedicated tri-hard, and for any woman looking for inspiration.
Written with a strong, irreverent and humourous writing voice, this book concentrates on the stories behind the legends, players and great matches of tennis history, exploring the weird, whacky, controversial and legendary moments of one of the world's most popular set of sporting events.
Take the Alexander Technique into the pool--and improve your performance! Focusing on popular strokes, Steven Shaw shows swimmers how to release tension from their head, neck, and back. He breaks the exercises down into therapeutic movements that swimmers can practice alone or with a partner, and in water or on dry land. His insights set the stage for a more healthful swimming experience.
This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won't get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User's Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before.
A fond and fascinating tribute to George Finch (1888-1970), mountaineer, scientist, inventor and polymath, who pioneered the use of the artificial oxygen that enabled Everest to finally be conquered thirty years after his own attempt.
You can never take what you love too seriously. This book celebrates this fact. Instead of hydrogen to helium, it presents Pele to Sepp Blatter - 108 elements from the football pantheon arranged by their properties and behaviour on and off the pitch. It also includes a poster spaning over 150 years to offer an original perspective of the game.
Features batsmen and bowlers past and present - who have left a lasting legacy on cricket. This title includes patient and determined defensive players, from Jack Hobbs to Hanif Mohammad and Alastair Cook transitioning to fast-paced and attacking players including Shane Warne, Fred Trueman and 'white lightning' Allan Donald, among others.
An account of the disaster in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised. It details the appalling treatment endured by the bereaved and survivors in the immediate aftermath, the inhumanity of the identification process and the vilification of fans in the national and international media.
This book evaluates the moral project of Olympism, analzying the changing value positions adopted in relation to the ideology of Olympism across the period from the 1890s to the present day. The book also analyzes discourses of Olympism concerned with youth, governance, sport for development and international relations.
If you complete a bike race, overcoming mountain ranges and merciless weather conditions while enduring physical and psychological agony, in the slowest time, should you be branded the loser? This title flips the Tour de France on its head and tells the forgotten, often inspirational and occasionally absurd stories of the last-placed rider.
Part diary of a year running through the Northamptonshire countryside, part exploration of why we love to run without limits, this book is an account of running in a forgotten, rural way, observing wildlife and celebrating the joys of nature.
Running properly is an art, and the Alexander Technique helps runners improve their competitive performance, release tension, and lessen the risk of injury. With special exercises for the head, eyes, torso, and legs, this unique guide encourages a greater awareness of how the body functions and moves, and provides proven methods for boosting results, both in training and competition.
Wembley, 30 July 1966... Geoff Hurst completes his hat trick... England are the World Cup champions. Everyone knows how the story ends, but how did it begin? How did Alf Ramsey assemble an England team to win the trophy for the first, and so far only time? This book charts the chequered path to eventual victory.
The Hillsborough disaster was broadcast live on the BBC; it left millions of people traumatised, and English football in ruins. This book is about what arrived in the wake of unquestionably the most controversial tragedy in the post-war era of Britain's history.
In the 1990s Brian Lara established himself as the best batsman in the world, with a 375 against England, a 501 for Warwickshire and a 400 not out in Antigua among his world records. At 37, he is still the dominant force in the West Indies side going into 2007. This work presents an account of one of the true greats of world cricket.
Science of Swimming Faster embraces, explains and applies the latest science and research in swimming, and is setting new performance benchmarks in the sport. It dives into the physiology, biomechanics, medicine, psychology and training for swim performance while providing prescriptive advice along the way.
This book is largely a collection of the papers presented at the symposium Olympism, Olympic Education and Learning Legacies, organised by the Comite Internationale Pierre de Coubertin (CIPC). It was held during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, United Kingdom.
This volume analyzes the transformation of English football in the 1990s. It provides an account of football culture in Britain that contributes to the sport and sheds a wider light on transformations in British Society.
No cricketer of modern times has experienced Mike Yardy's highs and lows. A serial trophy winner with Sussex and England, as player and captain, but he suffered in silence as mental illness dogged his early career, until the walls closed in during the 2011 World Cup. Since then he has rebuilt his career and his life. Hard Yards is his unique story.
The Secret Footballer has been outspokenly honest about his own career as a Premier League player. Now he focuses his trademark wit, intelligence and candour to reveal how you can gain a greater depth of understanding of the beautiful game. This book tells you what they don't want you to know.
Provides an examination of the fundamental concepts and principles practitioners need to understand in order to make decisions on what might be appropriate in the programme design for their athletes. Offering an integration of coaching theory and scientific underpinnings, this book is useful for those interested in muscular strength.
Authored by the Takahashi family, who combine more than 200 years of experience teaching, coaching, and competing in judo, this book provides an in-depth description of judo history, culture, philosophy, techniques, tactics, training, and competition. 200 photos.
Fix Your Bike is a brilliantly straightforward, stylish and no-fuss guide to DIY bike maintenance and safety that does exactly what it says on the tin - teaching you the basics of bike maintenance so you can simply get on with riding your bike without encountering any further bumps in the road.