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En Cyclo Pedia: Everything you need to know about cycling, from the essential to the obscure

Johan Tell

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Encyclopaedias & reference works, Cycling

An A-Z guide to the language of cycling.

In EN CYCLO PEDIA Johan Tell - award-winning Swedish writer and cycling obsessive - uncovers the very soul of cycling, exploring and explaining the many and varied stories that form the basis of cycling culture.

Beautifully illustrated, with hundreds of entries ranging from Tour de France stages to illegal Alley Cat races, and cult heroes to cycling slang, Tell provides a personal insight into this complex world that only a cycling junkie can.

From a pilgrimage to the Bianchi factory in Milan to scouring the streets of New York for the origins of the fixie, via the bicycle cafes of Barcelona and the cobblestones of Flanders, EN CYCLO PEDIA is a complete A to Z guide to the unique, indescribable character of global bike culture.

Entries include:
- Alley Cat Race
- Bianchi
- Brooks
- Cafes
- Campagnolo
- Carbon Fibre
- Drag
- Environment
- Films
- Fixie
- Grand Tours
- Hand-built
- Hipster
- Lycra
- Mountains
- Nutrition
- Oudenaarde
- Paris-Roubaix
- Quicksilver
- Rouleur
- Scalatore
- Shaved Legs
- Style
- Tattoos
- Ultracycling
- Velodrome
- XC
- Zedler
...and many more

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Johan Tell

Johan Tell is a freelance writer and former editor of the travel magazine Vagabond. He has written several award-winning books and has also helped other adventurous travellers to tell their stories. Tell is a lecturer, mainly in the environmental field - and, above all, a cycling enthusiast.

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