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Am gradually trying to read Bradley Wiggins book "My Time". Although 2012 was a brilliant year for him and British Cycling I am finding the book a bit dry and hard going. I have read many cycling books, some better than others, (the Armstrong ones given away to a charity shop). Just wish that Bradley had had some help from a decent ghost writer to make 2012 come alive on the pages. Anyway just my humble opinion.

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andym999 [28 posts] 2 years ago
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Just my tuppence worth - and I'll say straightaway I don't have much to judge it against - but I blitzed through it in a few days after receiving it at Christmas, while it might not be the most entertaining or humorous read, I did feel that he came across as I'd expect - strong opinions, dedicated - and it was a fascinating study of what goes on at the top of elite sport, and the scientific work, training and sacrifice that went into Wiggins' 2012...

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jason.timothy.jones [293 posts] 2 years ago
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I have it on Audiobook also, its much better listen that read for some reason

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Gizmo_ [1333 posts] 2 years ago
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Read it. Interesting-ish. It's been gathering dust since.

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Ghedebrav [1098 posts] 2 years ago
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Got it for Chrimbo 2012; tbh pretty poor, just typical 'quick, rush it out' stuff from the publisher.

Wiggins will definitely have a great (auto?)biography at some point - we're so used to him that we forget (a) he's quite an unusual, interesting guy, and (b) he's achieved extraordinary things. 'My Time' ain't it, though.

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Metjas [359 posts] 2 years ago
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rushed, boring, maybe two or three little passages that I found interesting/didn't know yet. Certainly would not recommend buying and funnily enough have not even offered to any friends for reading....says enough.

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Luminosity [76 posts] 2 years ago
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No FatBastard I agree - Interesting enough but pretty dry in places. Reading it at the moment.

Picked it up for £1 in WHSmith bargain section...!

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southseabythesea [145 posts] 2 years ago
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David Millar's book, 'the fall and rise of David Millar' is a much better read re British pro cyclist... well in my humble opinion.

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Miles253 [198 posts] 2 years ago
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I read and enjoyed My Time, but +1 that David MIllers' was better

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Kapelmuur [294 posts] 2 years ago
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As a general rule books by athletes who are still active should be avoided as they tend to be bland in order not to upset sponsors, team mates etc. (Miller's book is an exception to this but he has a specific story to tell).

However, I did pick up 'Bradley Wiggins - In Pursuit Of Glory' for a few pence from a remainder bin, not read it yet.

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Him Up North [235 posts] 2 years ago
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I received it the Christmas it came out. I remember it being pretty anodyne. I recently tried trading it in on Amazon but they didn't want it. This year Santa brought Wide Eyed and Legless by Jeff Connor. That was a total hoot.  21

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rnarito [46 posts] 2 years ago
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I enjoyed the book, although it did drag on from time to time. It was nice to get his take on the controversy between he and Froome. Just finished Cavendish's new book "Life in the Fast Lane" and thought it was a little better.  1

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Luminosity [76 posts] 2 years ago
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rnarito wrote:

It was nice to get his take on the controversy between he and Froome.

That was seriously interesting. Reading it now I'm a little surprised that he says that he'll support Froome this year. Maybe time does heal...

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MKultra [394 posts] 2 years ago
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Following the horror that was Armstrongs second book I avoided this like the plague until a well meaning relative bought it as a christmas present. He comes over well in it I suppose but what stood out was that a lot of the guys he has ridden alongside over the years were egotistical selfish cockwombles. The whole atmosphere came over as being rather weird/disfunctional for what is a team sport. No I wouldn't recommend this book.