THE INSIDE STORY OF WIGGINS’S RECORD BREAKING RIDE
Yellow Jersey Press is delighted to announce the publication of a new book by Sir Bradley Wiggins. MY HOUR, the inside story of his record breaking ride this summer, will be published on 19 November 2015. Editorial Director Matt Phillips acquired World All Language rights from XIX Entertainment.
For 60 minutes this summer, the British public stopped what they were doing switched on their radios, their TVs, refreshed their Twitter feeds and followed Bradley Wiggins’s attempt to break one of sport’s most gruelling records: The Hour.
In this revealing book, Bradley Wiggins takes you behind the scenes of his record attempt. From planning to preparation, to training to execution, Bradley shares his thoughts on his sacrifices, his heroes, and the people who have supported him along the way as well as what’s to come as he heads towards the twilight of his stellar career.
Supported by stunning colour photography, including photographs which will never have been seen previously, MY HOUR is a fitting celebration of one of Britain’s best-loved sportsmen in his finest hour.
Bradley Wiggins says: ‘The Hour record is such a pure thing. There are no ifs or buts. It’s torturous, and unforgiving; to get up there and do it, to put yourself on the line takes courage. It’s a mental game as much as anything. I’m incredibly proud to be in the company of the other cycling greats who have tackled this record. My book shows you exactly what I went through and it’s a tribute to those guys who’ve gone before me.’
Matt Phillips, Editorial Director, Yellow Jersey Press, says: ‘It is a great pleasure to publish Sir Bradley Wiggins. His tack-sharp sense of humour, herculean athleticism and natural flair for storytelling make him the most magnetic sportsman in Britain. Like millions around the country, I found myself completely hooked by his Hour Record attempt and his new book gives you VIP access to everything behind this phenomenal feat.’
NOTES TO EDITORS:
BRADLEY WIGGINS: MY HOUR will be published in hardback (ISBN 9780224100465) and ebook (9781473524927) at £20 on 19 November 2015.
Bradley Wiggins’s previous book MY TIME (published by Yellow Jersey Press in 2012) was a runaway bestseller and is one of the top three bestselling sports hardbacks of all time.
For further information please contact:
Bethan Jones, Publicity Director, Yellow Jersey Press
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