From his early racing days to the 2012 Tour and London Games

Get up close and personal with Mark Cavendish from tomorrow with a new DVD that follows the legendary sprinter from his early years on the Isle of Man, right up to London 2012.

Closing in on 2012, Cavendish's career defining year that was marred by disappointment - the DVD features reflective interviews looking back at the Tour De France, and the London 2012 Olympic Games.

It also goes deep into the preparation and training behind being a top sprinter - not to mention the endless carousel of media days, and what's left of his rest and relaxation at home.

Plus, there are interviews with the people who know Cav best - Dave Brailsford, Rod Ellingworth, Bradley Wiggins, Peta Todd to name a few.

The DVD is available from November 5 from Amazon, currently priced at £13.99.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.