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Chris Sidwells

I’m a freelance writer, editor and photographer. Since 2003 I’ve written and/or provided photographs or content for many thousands of features in magazines and websites. Among them are Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport, Cycling Active, Eroica Britannia, Cycling Plus, GQ Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Running Fitness, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and the BBC. Plus I recently edited a series for ten bookazines for TimeInc called Cycling Legends.

I am a regular pundit for BBC local radio stations, and I’ve broadcast on a wide variety of cycling subjects, as well as providing race commentary.

I’ve written 17 books on cycling, three of them coffee table type guide books, supplying photographs as well as words. Many have gone to multiple editions and been best sellers in their genre. My books cover every aspect of cycling, and several have been translated into foreign languages, 24 and counting for The Complete Bike Book for example, and are sold worldwide.

My latest books include a collaboration with Chris Boardman called The Biography of the Modern Bike, and involvement in writing and sourcing bikes for DK’s The Bicycle Book. Three more of my books will be published in 2017, taking my total to 20 in 14 years.  

In 2015 I published the British pioneer professional Barry Hoban’s autobiography, Vas-y Barry, under my own brand www.thepedalpress.uk and plan to publish more.

If you’d like to discuss any cycling related writing, editing or broadcasting project then please contact me any time.