Fat Nick's links to
other cycling stuff
Here are some of Fat Nick's favourite links to
other sites that cover bike racing in general, and track racing
in particular - and to a few sites that are generally of interest
- Want to wallow in nostalgia and re-visit six-day
races of years gone by? Dave is
an expat Brit living in Germany, and has a fascinating
site with memories of the Wembley Six. Recommended.
- Nick's friend Wim van Rossum keeps
detailed records of who's who is six-day racing - take a
look at his site at his excellent
"Cycling4all: News & Statistics" site at http://www.cycling4all.com
- Coaching resources for cyclists. Fat Nick has a particular interest in
coaching, and this site has useful links to several
British cycle coaches and to various coaching resources.
- Mike Gladu is an American
photojournalist who covers track racing. His work is
brilliant, and also includes coverage of world
championships, the world masters championships, etc.
Click on this link to visit Mike's own web site, called "The 'drome".
- Want to sell off your old racing frame,
spare wheels, etc? Looking to buy a used frame, bike or
components? Take a look at www.bikeads.com - and it's free!
- The Burnaby Velodrome
in Canada. This 200 metre wooden track is the only indoor
velodrome on the North American continent. Opened in
November 1997, they are putting together an exciting
package of races and training events, and raising funds
to buy some rental bikes for the track.
- Scotland ahoy! The Scottish Cyclists Union (SCU) has an excellent web site, with full coverage
of their training weekends at Manchester Velodrome and
the latest news about the Meadowbank track
Books about six-day cycle racing
I often get asked about books about track racing, and particularly about
six-day bike races.
A couple of my personal favourite books on 6 day racing are:
De Mannen van de Nacht, by Roger de Martelaere. Roger is an
experienced Belgian sports journalist, and a leading authority on six-day
racing. My copy dates from 2000, and the ISBN is 90-74128-67.
A more recent publication is The six-day bicycle races, by
Peter Joffrey Nye with Jeff Groman and Mark Tyson. This book was published in
2006, ISBN 1-892495-49, and you can get a sneak
preview of the book on their website,
which also has some wonderful old photos of six-day racing.
Both books are packed with old photographs, race results, and bios of six-day
racers over the years. I can highly recommend both of these books on six-day
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