Road Racers

Road Racers : Get Under the Skin of the World's Best Motorbike Riders, Road Racing Legends 5

By (author) Stephen Davison

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Road racers are no ordinary mortals. Riding at extraordinary speeds and desperate to win, they are locked in a life-and-death battle every time they race. This book is a tribute to these icons and their incredible speed, and to the energy and excitement of one of the world's most thrilling sports. From Irish races to the Isle of Man TT, from the Czech Republic to Spain, Stephen Davison - described by MCN as 'the world's leading road racing journalist' - follows the riders as they take on some of the most challenging races in national and international road racing. But Road Racers also looks to something deeper - to the fear that every rider has to face down; to the steely strength that it takes to win; and to the extremes of exhilaration and despair that define the sport. With the kind of access to the riders that most of us only dream of - including such greats as Guy Martin, John McGuinness and Michael Dunlop - Davison's photographs and writing give an unparalleled insight into what it means to be a road racer. Intimate portraits, unguarded moments, family, fans and friendships, life and death - this is the ultimate real road racing book. If you enjoyed this book, you might also enjoy Stephen Davison's Beautiful Danger: 101 Great Road Racing Photographs, Between the Hedges: A Celebration of Road Racing from the 1960s to the Present, Flying Finn: A Tribute to Irish motorbike legend Martin Finnegan and John McGuinness: Isle of Man TT Legend.

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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 230 x 284 x 18mm | 919.99g
  • 15 Aug 2014
  • Blackstaff Press Ltd
  • Belfast
  • English
  • 0856409146
  • 9780856409141
  • 113,402

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Stephen Davison has been a road racing fan since he attended his first race in 1974. Described by MCN as 'the world's leading road racing journalist', he is the author of the bestselling books Joey Dunlop: King of the Roads, Beautiful Danger, Ragged Edge, Hard Roads, Flying Finn, Between the Hedges, John McGuinness: TT Legend and Road Racers. Davison has been the recipient of a number of photographic awards, including Northern Ireland Sports Photographic of the Year and Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the Year. He is the joint owner of the prestigious photographic agency Pacemaker Press. Follow Stephen on Twitter (@sdbikephoto).

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Road Racers ... is the most penetrating, honest depiction of road racing ever produced. The pictures, stories and quotes reflect everything about this magnificent, lonely, pitiless sport. It's a classic. MCN Sport Jaw-dropping bike snaps show the thrills and sadness behind the sport. Sunday World

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