Current and previous books by Andrew Ritchie

Most recently published is Quest for Speed: A History of Early Bicycle Racing, 1868-1903 (2011), available from the author (email address: jabritchie@hotmail.com), also from Amazon.

As well as Quest for Speed, the following books on the history of cycling by Andrew Ritchie are currently in print [except for King of the Road] and available from the publishers listed below:

Major Taylor – The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer    [  1996, paperback edition, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. 303 pages,   price $15.95]. It  can be ordered from Johns Hopkins University Press.

Major Taylor – The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World [2010, new hardback edition published by Cycle Publishing/Van der Plas Publications. 208 pages, price $39.95.] This is an updated edition, with many new illustrations, in a larger format. It can be ordered from Cycle Publishing. More info.

The new statue of major Taylor in Worcester, Massachusetts

The first integrated team in international cycling - Boston, 1897

Flying Yankee – The International Cycling Career of Arthur Augustus Zimmerman [2009, small format, paperback edition, published by the John Pinkerton Memorial Publishing Fund in the U. K. 144 pages, price $15.00.] Available from me personally, or from Bibi Bugg, Veteran Cycle Club Sales Officer, 71, Rectory Lane, Breadsall, Derby, DE21 5LL, U.K.

Zimmerman in his world championship year - 1893

The Origins of the Bicycle – Kirkpatrick Macmillan, Gavin Dalzell, Alexandre Lefebvre. Documentation, memory, craft tradition and modern technology [2009, large format, paperback edition, published by the John Pinkerton Memorial Publishing Fund in the U.K. 124 pages, price £11.] Available from Bibi Bugg, Veteran Cycle Club Sales Officer, 71, Rectory Lane, Breadsall, Derby, DE21 5LL, U.K.

Dalzell/Macmillan-style machine still in the Glasgow Museum

The Origins of Bicycle Racing in England – Technology, Entertainment, Sponsorship and Publicity [2007, small format, paperback edition, published by the John Pinkerton Memorial Publishing Fund in the U.K. 96 pages, price £8.] Available from Bibi Bugg, Veteran Cycle Club Sales Officer, 71, Rectory Lane, Breadsall, Derby, DE21 5LL, U.K.

King of the Road – An Illustrated History Cycling [1975, large format, paperback edition, published by Wildwood House, London and Ten Speed Press, Berkeley.] My first cycling history book – is long since out of print, but it is usually easy to find a copy on eBay, or on the AbeBooks website, for about $20.

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