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'At high speed everything becomes more difficult and more beautiful. When you're racing at 180mph, the semi-bends become bends, the little holes become big holes, everything becomes extreme and bigger. And then it becomes beautiful.' Valentino Rossi is an icon: the most successful and most loved motorcycle racer of all time, he has transcended MotoGP to become a symbol of courage, risk and daring. To race for twenty-three years at the very highest level of the world's most dangerous sport is unprecedented. But then, there has never been a motorcycle racer like Valentino Rossi. He is a modern-day gladiator, a man who still risks his life every time he throws a leg over a motorcycle. Yet for all his two-wheel talents, it is Rossi's endearing character that has seen him transcend the sport. For Rossi, every race is a home race. He turns MotoGP grandstands across the world a sea of yellow - his traditional lucky colour. In more than two decades of Grand Prix racing, he has seen it all. The deaths of rivals and friends, the glory of unprecedented success, serious injuries, fabulous wealth, the greatest battles ever seen on two wheels, the infamous on and off-track clashes with his fiercest rivals. Using exclusive new interviews with those who have been part of Rossi's story from start to finish, critically-acclaimed and bestselling motorsport author Stuart Barker has produced the most in-depth book ever written about the Italian superstar - a tale of speed, love and loss, told in full for the very first time, in all its adrenalin-charged, high-octane glory. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789464184 • Author: Stuart Barker • Publisher: John Blake • Format: Paperback • Pieces: 368  • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.2 cm

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The daring exploits of motorcycle race legends Valentino Rossi, Barry Sheene, Casey Stoner and John Surtees are all gloriously celebrated in Moto GP: The Illustrated History. Packed with more than 150 stunning photographs, this authoritative and long-overdue illustrated history celebrates high performance motorbike racing since the start of the world championship in 1949. Each racing decade is dissected and discussed, as are the big incidents, top personalities and technological innovations. To complete the book, motorcycle racing's greatest names - including John Surtees, Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Marc Marquez - provide exclusive personal insights and accounts of what it is like to race at speeds of 180mph.  MotoGP: The Illustrated History is a unique book which brilliantly conveys the exhilarating spirit of this popular sport. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787395091 Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Format: Hardback Pages: 264 Dimensions: 28.5 x 23.5 x 1.9cm

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Like no other cycling book, from no other rider - Britain's cycling star shares his unique take on the world of cycling 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 a job but 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. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784296407 • Author: Geraint Thomas • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.7 x 2.5cm

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Welcome to the Velorution! Women's cycling is having a moment. From Olympic heroines like Victoria Pendleton, through fashion designers, models and celebrities, to the super-cool girls on the street, everybody who is anybody is travelling on two wheels. Full of fun and inspiration, with gorgeous photography and quirky illustrations throughout, The Girl's Guide to Life on Two Wheels is a practical and stylish guide to help you find the confidence and motivation to embrace cycling as part of your daily life.  From choosing a bike and staying safe on the roads to looking great on two wheels and embracing the unique style cycling offers, Cathy will arm you with everything you need to get on your bike. Whether you used to cycle as a kid or have never been on a bike in your life, no matter what age you are, where you live or how fit and active you are - if you've ever thought you'd love to cycle but 'can't', this book will show you that you can, and you can do it in style. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781849753715 • Author: Cathy Bussey • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small • Format: Hardback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 24.77 x 20.32 x 1.91 cm

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