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The Road Book is more than just cycling stats. Our stubbornly analgue hardback is packed with essays written by people who love the sport of cycling just as much as the entire Road Book team. 

We are incredibly proud that each year features a different selection of contributors and we have never featured the same writer twice no matter how big the name! This means our content is as fresh and forward thinking as possible. 

Want to get involved? Have an idea for an essay for next year? Our editor Ned Boulting is always open to pitches. Drop us a message with your pitch to office@theroadbook.co.uk and maybe next year you will be featured in the Red (or Blue) book. 

Previous Contributors...


    Philippa York

    York writes in our 2018 edition about what it means to be a leader and Geraint Thomas' Cinderella story.

    Shop 2018

    Max Leonard

    Leonard recounts the history of cycling and draws comparisons to WWI and WWII to help understand the year of 2020

    Read 2020

    Orla Chennaoui

    Chennaoui examines the unique contribution – and differing opinions – of former rivals Ina Teutenberg and Giorgia Bronzini, in our 2019 edition.

    Shop 2019


    Peter Kamasa

    Born out of genocide in the 1990s, Kamasa delves into the meaning behind Africa’s biggest cycling race and the increasing power of cycling within the nation.

    Shop 2021

    Andre Greipel

    In our 2022 edition, Greipel offers his selection of the top 10 sprinters in this current generation of exceptional racers.

    Read 2021

    Lizzie Deignan

    In her essay for our 2023 edition, Deignan discusses the qualms that come with returning to a sporting career post pregnancy.

    Shop 2023

Reviews by those in the know...

Remains true to it's aim of being 'The Ultimate Chronicle' of the sport.


Meticulously logged by The Road Book's team of nerds, infographics help illustrate many of the trends and add historical context


Page after page filled with decadent and pertinent info, chronicling the season of professional road cycling

The Peloton Brief

The Road Book is a way to rewind and recapture all those hours of racing... totally indispensable

PEZ Cycling News

For the statisticians among us, cycling's The Road Book was only launched in 2018 but already has the look and feel of becoming that particular sport's wisden

The Yorkshire Post

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The Road Book is a volume worthy of diehard fans

The Times

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