Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder

  • by Dave Barter
  • Narrated by Simon Whistler
  • 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder is an anthology of 30 articles written by an amateur cyclist over a period of 10 years. The collection exhibits the madness that engulfs those who descend into cycling obsession, celebrating the average cyclist living in a world defined by the pros. The writings range from fanciful musings concerning the Tao of singlespeeding to lengthy descriptions of end-to-end rides in Britain and Ireland. Mountain biking, road cycling and all sorts of other cycling events are chronicled along the way. Each is written in a lighthearted style designed to bring the reader into the author's world which is often littered with incident and humour. The listener will find a loose ticklist of events to ride, bikes to own and challenges to take on, each described in the author's own inimitable style.


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Customer Reviews

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A must for all cyclists.

If you cycle at any level you surly cant fail to relate to some if not all of the storys in this book. In essence its a collection of short story's written as blogs or magazine articles the author Dave, he has collated these story's and presented them in a flowing narrative that brings you into his obsessive world of cycling, Dave has in his self-deprecating way has produced a superb book which translates into audio perfectly as a very funny listen, its well narrated by Simon together they transport you to epic and sometimes grueling world of road sportive s, local and distant mountain bike rides, The Alps, the lakes, E2E to all-night rides, Singlespeeds, punchers and into the lives of the friends he meets on the way . I was going for a ride anyway but if I wasn't It would have inspired me to get out there!
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- MR

A difficult listen

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I found this a difficult listen, mostly down to the narration.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Different narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Whistler’s performances?


Could you see Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Potentially but haven't given it too much thought

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- Mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-08-2012
  • Publisher: Open Book Audio