Bradley Wiggins by
My Hour

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The slick photography lends the book a coffee table feel and the asides on Wiggins’s heroes who also attempted the hour (Merckx, Coppi, Boardman) are not only heartfelt but emphasise his need for the record. Fascinating.
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One man, one bike, one hour. The inside story of Bradley Wiggins's record-breaking ride

For 60 minutes this summer, the British public stopped what they were doing, switched on their radios, their TVs, refreshed their Twitter feeds and followed Bradley Wiggins’s attempt to break one of sport’s most gruelling records: The Hour.

The premise is simple enough: how far can you cycle in one hour. But it is thought to be one of the toughest events an athlete can endure, both physically and psychologically. Eddy Merckx, cycling’s über-champ, called it the hardest thing he ever did. Wiggins, like many before him, discovered the unique pain of pushing yourself as hard as you can for 60 minutes.

In this revealing book, Bradley Wiggins takes you behind the scenes of his record attempt. From planning to preparation, to training to execution, Bradley shares his thoughts on his sacrifices, his heroes, and the people who have supported him along the way as well as what’s to come as he heads towards the twilight of his stellar career.

Supported by stunning photography, My Hour is a fitting celebration of one of Britain’s best-loved sportsmen in his finest hour.

 

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Published November 19, 2015 by Vintage Digital. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ben East on Dec 27 2015

The slick photography lends the book a coffee table feel and the asides on Wiggins’s heroes who also attempted the hour (Merckx, Coppi, Boardman) are not only heartfelt but emphasise his need for the record. Fascinating.

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