Book Review – The Road Book Cycling Almanack 2022

Book Review The Road Book 2022
In 2018, a team of dedicated cycling enthusiasts took over the colossal task of delivering an annual publication, seven days after the final race of any given season: a book 900+ pages in length, that takes you on a deep dive into the year's cycling calendar and reflects on the highs and lows of the year's bike racing.

The Road Book is beautifully put together, with care and attention to detail. It includes in-depth race reports, exclusive essays, team profiles, imagery, trivia and infographics to document the events of the past season.

With exclusive first-person accounts from cycling's biggest stars: including Tour de France stage winner Magnus Cort and female star Lorena Wiebes; as well as contributions from the best cycling writers and journalists—the book is a bible of cycling knowledge and passion.

The 2022 edition, the fifth in the series, is packed with race reports, quirky statistics and infographics from the entire calendar of the men and women's World Tour races, the Olympics, Paralympics and cyclocross.

This year's edition has been edited by cycling enthusiast Ned Boulting, here is his intro paragraph for some flavour:

"What happened over that one month in that country, the cradle of the sport, burned so brightly at the centre of the cycling calendar that it case a white light over everything else. With respect to all else in 2022 - to all the great races from the gravel of Siena, to the bergs of Flanders, the Sierra Nevada, the Dolomites and beyond – nothing else could quite match its incandesce; everything was relegated, at least partially, to its shade." 

This year's exclusive essays include 'Paradigm Shift: What the 2022 Tour of Flanders tells us about Cycling' – Edward Pickering's account of young riders coming into their peak and eclipsing an older generation. Sophie Smith's 'The World Down Under' – is an account of the eventful World Championships in Australia. Further essays come from cycling legend Herbie Sykes, superstar André Greipel, as well as Guillaume Martin, Isabel Best, Amy Lauren Jones and Katy Magdwick. All are fantastic and compelling reads. 

The Road Book is a fascinating and magical book, and a must-have for any pro cycling enthusiast.

>> Available to purchase for £50 exclusively through

Book Review The Road Book 2022

Book Review The Road Book 2022

Book Review The Road Book 2022

Pictures: Sean Hardy
Disclaimer: A copy of The Road Book 2022 was sent to Life In The Saddle (FOC) for a book review feature


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