Author(s): Giles Belbin
Cycling's vast history is a fascinating mix of gripping sporting moments, inspired pursuits and a whole host of heroes, hellions and legend-makers. A Year in the Saddle travels through the calendar year, each day telling a single cycling story: from the death of the great Fausto Coppi, through to the dominance of Sir Chris Hoy on the veoldrome track. It takes in the highest peaks of the Tour de France and the flats of Flanders, as well as celebrating the history of the bike itself. Cycling writer Giles Belbin brings together the most important, memorable and intriguing moments of this wide and varied history. With striking and beautiful illustrations by artist Daniel Seex, each inspired by the stories told, A Year in the Saddle is a sporting treasure trove of human virtue, vice and cycling trivia.
'full of great illustrations and glorious extracts from cycling's rich history... a fabulous book. it now sits next to my desk for daily reading.' The Headset Press
GILES BELBIN is a freelance writer with a focus on cycling. His work has been published in Procyling, Australia's Ride Cycling Review, the Independent and Guardian online. Giles reported on all of the cycling events at London 2012 for the Olympic News Service. His first cycling book Mountain Kings was published in 2013. DANIEL SEEX is a professional illustrator and has worked for a number of high profile clients including Google, Channel 4, Johnnie Walker and Chivas Regal and for cycling publications the Ride Journal and Boneshaker. Daniel works primarily in pen and ink adding colour and texture digitally and often building a picture from multiple drawings. He lives in Edinburgh with his partner Julia. www.thejoyofseex.co.uk