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Chris Sidwells

I am a freelance writer and photographer. Since 2003 I’ve provided content and/or photographs for over 1000 features in magazines and websites including Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport, Cycling Active, Cycling Fitness, Tour magazine, Bicycling, Eroica Britannia, Cycling Plus, GQ Magazine, The Roar, Men’s Fitness, Running Fitness, The Sunday Times and the BBC. I also talk about cycling on BBC local radio stations.

I’ve written 18 unique books on cycling, three of them coffee-table books, supplying photographs as well as words for some of them. Several have run to multiple editions, and some are best-sellers in their genre.

My books cover every aspect of cycling. Most have been translated into foreign languages; 24 languages and counting for The Complete Bike Book, and they are sold worldwide. I've also contributed to and helped edit ten other books.

In 2017 a sixth edition of my Bike Repair Book (DK) and two brand new books, Cycling Jerseys (Thames and Hudson) and Wild Cycling (Robinson) were published, as well as American, French, Italian and Spanish versions of Cycling Jerseys.

Two more new books will be published in 2018; one is about the history and lore of road racing, while the other is a bike riding manual, a collaboration with a multiple Olympic gold medalist.

In 2015 I published the British pioneer professional Barry Hoban’s autobiography, Vas-y Barry, under my own brand www.thepedalpress.uk

I'm now working on a big expansion in publishing under a new brand called Cycling Legends.co.uk, www.cyclinglegends.co.uk. It consists of a website featuring exclusive content, top-quality bookazines, book publishing and exclusive products. Cycling Legends will go live in January 2018.