Topic: Cycling – sport, exercise, utility, pleasure

The topical pages gather articles, book reviews and other material from about a particular topic of sport studies, such as ”action sports”, “sport history”, “gender, sex and sports” or “tennis”. The topical page contains links to published texts relevant to the topic in question.


Jamieson, Duncan The Eclectic Bicycle (170529)
Jamieson, Duncan Fast Women: A Review Essay (190422)
Netland, Katrine O., Vidar Schei & Therese E. Sverdrup The Winner Takes All: A Qualitative Study of cooperation on Cycling Teams (published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum Vol. 3, 2012)
Sund, Bill Giro d’Italia – ett av två hegemoniska cykellopp (110608)
Sund, Bill Tour de France – några reflektioner (050517)
Wahlgren, Lina Upplevelser av färdvägsmiljöer vid arbetspendling med cykel (131211)


Krieger, Jörg Danish Cycling’s Ethical Dilemma (210421)
Sund, Bill Den fjärde cykelnormen – “omertà” (130228)
Sund, Bill Det franska valets stora betydelse – även för sporten (170419)

Book reviews

Alpe d’Huez: Cykelsportens største bjergPeter Cossins (Translated by Jesper Ralbjerg) Aarhus: Turbine 2016 (Poul Porskær Poulsen 160913)
Backe upp och backe ner: Svensk cykelsport och cykelhistoria i ett internationellt perspektivBill Sund Malmö: 2012 (Klaus Nielsen & Aage Hoffman 130221)
Bicycling beyond the Divide: Two Journeys into the WestDaryl Farmer Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press 2012 (Bill Sund 141024)
Bike Battles: A history of sharing the American roadJames Longhurst Seattle: University of Washington Press 2017 (Duncan Jamieson 171213)
Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880–1900: A story of race, sport and societyLorenz J. Finison Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press 2014 (review in English by Duncan Jamieson, published 200528)
Boston’s Twentieth-Century Bicycling Renaissance: Cultural Change on Two WheelsLorenz J. Finison Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press 2019 (review in English by Duncan Jamieson, published 200528)
Cycling: A Philosophical Tour De ForceJesús Ilundáin-Agurruza & Michael W. Austin (red) Oxford, Oxon.: Wiley Blackwell 2010 (Ask Vest Christiansen 120125)
Cycling: A Sociology of VélomobilityPeter Cox Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2019 (review in English by Duncan Jamieson, published 191016)
Cycling and SocietyDave Horton, Paul Rosen & Peter Cox (red) Aldershot, Hamps.: Ashgate Publishing 2007 (Peter Schantz 081126)
Cycling and the British: A Modern History Neil Carter London: Bloomsbury 2021 (review in English by Duncan R. Jamieson, published 211216)
First Taste of Freedom: A Cultural History of Bicycle Marketing in the United StatesRobert J. Turpin Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press 2018 (Duncan Jamieson 181114)
Forum for idræt 2014 Sport ManagementUlrik Wagner, Rasmus K. Storm & Peter Juul Jacobsen (red) Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2014 (Simon Junström 150306)
Hearts of Lions: The History of American Bicycle Racing (2nd ed.)Peter Joffre Nye Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press 2020 (review in English by Duncan R. Jamieson, published 210304)
Ikke for pengenes skyld: Et indblik i moderne cykelsportAsk Vest Christiansen Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag 2005 (Bill Sund 051214)
Lance Armstrong’s War: One Man’s Battle Against Fate, Fame, Love, Scandal, and a Few Other Rivals on the Road to the Tour de FranceDaniel Coyle New York: HarperCollins Publishers 2006 (Ask Vest Christiansen 071121)
Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk RoadKate Harris New York: HarperCollins Publishers 2018 (review by Duncan Jamieson, published 190614)
Makt och antidoping: Den svenska cykelsportens kamp i ett modernhistoriskt och internationellt perspektivBill Sund Malmö: Bokförlaget 2019 (review in Swedish by Anders Östnäs, published 200303)
Muscle on Wheels: Louise Armaindo and the High-Wheel Racers of Nineteenth-Century AmericaM. Ann Hall Montreal, QC: McGill-Queen’s University Press 2018 (review by Duncan Jamieson, published 190422)
Quest for Speed: A History of Early Bicycle Racing 1868–1903Andrew Ritchie El Cerrito, CA: Andrew Ritchie 2011 (Bill Sund 120328)
The Race Against the Stasi: The Incredible Story of Dieter Wiedemann, The Iron Curtain and The Greatest Cycling Race on EarthHerbie Sykes London: Aurum Press 2014 (Duncan Jamieson 150424)
The Self-Propelled Voyager: How the Cycle Revolutionized TravelDuncan R. Jamieson Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield 2015 (Bill Sund 161005)
The Story of the Giro d’Italia: A Year-by-Year History of the Tour of Italy. Volume One 1909–1970Bill & Carol McGann Cherokee Village, AR: McGann Publishing 2011 (Bill Sund 120215)
The Telegraph Book of the Tour de FranceMartin Smith (red) London: Aurum Press 2012 (Duncan R. Jamieson 130910)
Tour de France: Historien om världens största cykelloppJoakim Jakobsen (Translated by Elisabet Fredholm & Thomas Andersson) Stockholm: Natur & Kultur 2014 (Bill Sund 151125)
Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of the Bicycle Jody Rosen London: The Bodley Head 2022 (review in English by Duncan R. Jamieson, published 221130)
The War of the Wheels: H. G. Wells and the BicycleJeremy Withers Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press 2017 (Duncan Jamieson 171026)
Women on the Move: The Forgotten Era of Women’s Bicycle RacingRoger Gilles Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press 2018 (review by Duncan Jamieson, published 190422)


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