Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs

Michael Blann

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd

Published: 26-03-2020


An expanded edition of the popular landscape and photography book, updated with sixteen new climbs

Temporarily out of stock

SKU: 9780500023082



The mountains of Europe have many different meanings to many different people. For the locals they are a way of life; for visitors they represent breathtaking beauty, active holidays and peaceful moments. For cyclists, however, the dramatic landscapes mean something quite different: suffering, pain, agony – and glory. For over a century the mountains have provided the setting for the greatest cycling contests, where human determination and willpower can triumph over nature and opponents. In recent years, as cycling’s popularity has changed our cities, made us more active and taken us down less-travelled roads, the mountains of Europe have become the primary destination for everyday riders who want to challenge themselves, experience the storied roads and escape their everyday lives. This publication is aimed at all who wish to be inspired by those challenges or celebrate those personal victories. With tributes and personal recollections from leading road cyclists, the photographs and words coalesce into a visual depiction that transcends any single perspective and will inspire awe and wonder in anyone who wishes to confront the power of the mountains.

Additional information

Weight 1.9 kg
Dimensions 305 × 255 mm
Page Count 256