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No Straight Lines free pdf 40 years ago, British Junior Sprint Champion Maurice Burton, barely out of his teens, journeyed from his home in London to Ghent in Belgium, to ride the 'winter boards'. In the years that followed, Burton made the historic city his base for the European circuit of gruelling six-day cycling races on indoor tracks. As well as the handicaps of language barriers and acceptance as a young rider on the circuit, there was another hurdle for Burton to overcome - the colour of his skin. With a Jamaican father and English mother, he stood out in races where often all the other competitors were white, and throughout his career he regularly encountered racism and intolerance. Despite these obstacles, Burton competed in the 1974 Commonwealth Games and went on to ride 56 'races to nowhere', drawn by the money, the buzz and the sheer joy of being fit and fast. But more than that, he thrilled in the satisfaction of being one of the best in the world, competing against the likes of the legendary Eddy Merckx to become a great of the six day circuit himself. In No Straight Lines, Edmond Hood documents the tumultuous, searing and vibrant life of man who was a true pioneer in British cycling.

About Edmond Hood

Edmond Hood is a former racing cyclist who competed at the highest levels in Scotland during the 1970s and 80s. He has worked as a photo journalist on all of Europe's great races including the Tours of Spain, Italy and France as well as all of the five 'monument' races which form the bedrock of professional cycle sport. He writes about all aspects of cycle sport for the websites pezcyclingnews.com and veloveritas.co.uk and his work has been published in Cycling Weekly, Cycling Plus and Peloton magazines.

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Author : Edmond Hood
Publisher : Arena Sport
Data Published :
ISBN : 1909715174
EAN : 9781909715172
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    Reading Free Online. 40 years ago, British Junior Sprint Champion Maurice Burton, barely out of his teens, journeyed from his home in London to Ghent in Belgium, to ride the 'winter boards'. In the ye