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The World of Cycling According to G Audiobook

The World of Cycling According to G

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Publisher's Summary

Sit back or saddle up as double Olympic gold medallist and multiple world champion Geraint Thomas gives you a warts-and-all insight into the life of a pro cyclist.

Along the way he reveals cycling's clandestine codes and secret stories; tales from the peloton; the key characters like Wiggins, Hoy and Cav; the pivotal races; and essential etiquette.

Geraint Thomas is treasured for treating his sport just as the rest of us see it: not as a job but as an escape and an adventure.

He's been with Team Sky since its inception and is one of our most successful and gifted track and road riders, but Geraint reminds us that getting on the bike still puts a smile on your face and fire in the legs like nothing else.

Funny, informative, diverting and droll, this is a joyful celebration of the world of cycling.

©2015 Geraint Thomas (P)2015 WF Howes

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  • mr
    11/25/15
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    "Fun, interesting and irreverent look at cycling."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's not your typical cycling autobiography. for a start it's not really an autobiography. It does what it says on the cover - it gives Geraint's view on a load of cycling topics through some fun stories.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    G Force.


    Any additional comments?

    I like riding bikes!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    11/11/15
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    "Geraint gives you a great read"

    Even if you have no idea about the cycling world just reading about the life of a Welsh Olympic champion is very interesting.
    Recommend this for anyone who likes cycling

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jonny
    11/5/15
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    "An interesting insight into G's world"

    Humorous at times, insightful look at performing at the highest level in professional cycling.

    The only slight criticism was that it seemed to end abruptly. I'd have quite happily listened for another hour or two.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Matrix
    beausoleil, alpes maratimes France
    11/1/15
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    "inspiring and humorous"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Great detail into the world of cycling told with a laugh at every turn.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The World of Cycling According to G?

    Descriptions of clothes, feeds, and teammates.


    Have you listened to any of Tom Blumberg’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Description of cycling in the Welsh valleys.


    Any additional comments?

    Could have listened in one go had i the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TOMMYBOY
    7/14/17
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    "A cycling legend!"
    Where does The World of Cycling According to G rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great really clear, the welsh reader really makes it. insightful and interesting


    What did you like best about this story?

    the insights into the team sky and team GB setups with his opinions on other riders spattered in


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Cav, you can really tell his friendship and how much it means to him


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    not really, tho my hair did stand up on end at times with excitement


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paul A. Adams
    6/23/17
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    "Enjoyable read "

    Wonderful insights into the early cycling years and the move to the Pro level.
    More interesting, entertaining and funny than I was expecting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B. Norley
    6/22/17
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    "great listen"

    better than listening to G himself read it 😂 he's a little too deadpan to listen to. great to listen to while on bike.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/21/17
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    "Collection of notes"

    Although much of this book provides an interesting insight into pro cycling, there is very little that is revelatory. The book also lacks any narrative, it is more a collection of notes divided into chapters based on subjects

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stella Bridger
    Alba
    4/16/17
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    "A humorous insight into the world of pro cycling"
    What did you like most about The World of Cycling According to G?

    Geraint gives a different insight into the cycling world than many of the other books written on this subject. There is some of the "geeky" facts that some may enjoy but it is ability to communicate the human aspects of what he does that make this book interesting. If you have seen him being interviewed you can tell he is less media polished than many other cyclists however it is this retention of personality that makes this book listen-able. You dont need to be mad about cycling to enjoy this book, I am neither male or a road cyclist, but do have a passing interest in the sport however Geraint explains the sport in a way that it would be accessible to all.


    Any additional comments?

    Having the author read the book always adds an extra dimension to the delivery however Tom Blumberg undertook that task well and adds to the enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terranovav8
    1/12/17
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    "Entertaining Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The World of Cycling According to G the most enjoyable?

    Funny stories and anecdotes about cycling. Really good listen if you are relatively upto speed with British Cycling and Team Sky.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Geraint Thomas? Why or why not?

    Yes. Well written and a good listen


    Which character – as performed by Tom Blumberg – was your favourite?

    N/A


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Narrator was good. Really felt like it might be Thomas himself telling the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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