Originally published in Holland in 1978, The Rider became an instant cult classic, selling over 100,000 copies. Brilliantly conceived and written at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative, and, above all, passionate tribute to the art of bicycle road racing.
Not a dry history of the sport, The Rider is beloved as a bicycle odyssey, a literary masterpiece that describes in painstaking detail one 150-kilometer race in a mere 150 pages. The Rider is the ultimate book for bike lovers as well as the arm-chair sports enthusiast.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The RiderUser Review - Andrew Hoffman - Goodreads
I guess what goes on in my head when I'm cycling is not so unusual after all. Too bad this book had to end. Absolutely loved it. Solid writing. Read full review
Review: The RiderUser Review - Aditya Shetty - Goodreads
To understand what this book is about, you are going to have to earn it. Only after experiencing the extremities of road racing can one begin to appreciate what is being said. But, for those who do ... Read full review