Remembering Albert Winstanley and announcing the Bicycle Reader

Tim Dawson and Jack Thurston talk about Albert Winstanley, the Lancashire writer, broadcaster and cycletourist who died earlier this year aged 95. Winstanley was a top notch nature writer and had the rare talent to convey in his writing the pleasures of a simple bicycle ride.

One of Winstanley articles features in the first edition of the Bicycle Reader, a new collection of quality writing about riding, co-edited by Jack Thurston and Tim Dawson, and available for Kindle and other e-book readers for the very modest price of £1.53. If you’re in the UK you’ll find it for Kindle on and if you’re elsewhere, If you’re not a Kindle or iPad user, there’s more info at

We hope you enjoy it!

4 Responses to Remembering Albert Winstanley and announcing the Bicycle Reader

  1. Murphy_darren July 24, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Hope you are feeling better Jack.

  2. Peter Young August 17, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Great show. Reminded me of youthful cycling in Berkshire many moons ago. Winstanley is now on my Kindle. Thanks.

  3. Simon Boddy October 5, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Howya Jack, Loved the show. The song at the start made me think of the famous spoons murder, the anthem of all cycling irish musicians…

  4. Rowan Goodfellow DeBonaire April 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    I read both the books again, and went for one of his rides (Hodder and Ribble valleys) after this podcast rekindled my affections. Thanks. I bet no other cycling publication would have thought this of any interest. (Well, maybe if Cycling World could squeeze it in between the advertorials).

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