The Cycling Bible from Vertebrate Publishing & Chris Sidwells

The Cycling Bible - cover

I’ve reviewed a few books published by Vertebrate Publishing and been impressed by all of them. This one’s a guide to cycling as a whole which seems an ambitious idea! This isn’t a personal review, mainly as I’ve cycled forever and the book is more aimed at those new to cycling – someone who may be deciding which branch of the sport will suit them best or who wants a guide to getting the most out of their riding. So the rest of this post is mostly from Vertebrate’s write up of the book. I’ve had a look through a copy and it’s really comprehensive and well written. You’ll know if it’s for you, but I’m drawing attention to it because I’ve always been impressed with their books.


Chris Sidwell has written for almost everyone, incliuding Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport, GQ Magazine, Men’s Fitness, the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times and the BBC. He has a podcast and rides on and off road. He’s also written over 25 books before this one.

The book contains lots of info regarding training for the technical, physical and mental aspects of cycling which helps you to create your own training plans. It also deals with choosing the right bike for you, safety checks and maintenance. The Cycling Bible aims to help you enjoy your riding more and motivate you to progress as a cyclist. You can buy from the Vertebrate Website, here.

Chasing Trails isn’t paid or sponsored by Vertebrate Publishing.