We have rich resources relating to all aspects of cycling. The Library is particularly strong in printed books, periodicals, and newspapers covering the history of the bicycle and cycling, guides to cycling as a sport, maintenance manuals, and books by and about individual riders, races and disciplines. These can be located in the Library's Integrated Catalogue.
Advertisement for Olympic Cycles, 1880. Shelfmark Evan. 6148
1993. A bibliography of cycling books. Birmingham: National Cycle Archive.
Hewitt, B. 2005. Bicycling magazine's 1000 all-time top tips for cyclists. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale.
Milson, F. 2007. The Bike book: complete bicycle maintenance. Sparkford: Haynes.
Roberts, T. 2005. Cycling: an introduction to the sport. London: New Holland.
Theohari, G. 2007. The Cyclist's companion. London: Think Publishing.
Other cycling collections in the Library
In addition to daily and weekly newspapers which report on cycling and cycling races, the Newspaper Collections include cycling specific newspapers such as The Bicycling Times and Tricycling Record and Cycling Weekly.
The Sound Archive has a number of recordings in its oral history collections recounting personal experiences of cycling. Recordings can be located in the Sound Archive catalogue using subject terms "cycling" or "bicycles".
Cycling related websites have been archived by the Library as part of its Web Collections. The archive can be accessed online at the UK Web Archive. We encourage suggestions for UK websites to include in our collection.
Other collections and links
Bicycle Association http://www.ba-gb.com/
British Cycling http://new.britishcycling.org.uk
Cycling England http://www.dft.gov.uk/cyclingengland/
Cycling Ireland http://www.cyclingireland.ie
Cycling Scotland http://www.cyclingscotland.org
Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) http://www.ctc.org.uk
National Cycle Collection http://www.cyclemuseum.org.uk
University of Warwick Cycling History Sources http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/subject_guides/cycling/