CYCLING CLIMBS, TWENTY ART PRINTS
AN ILLUSTRATED VIEW OF CYCLING’S MOST EXTRAORDINARY CLIMBS
Cycling Climbs by RIBA silver medal commended Nigel Peake, featuring words by lead creative at London-based bespoke bicycle manufacturer Condor Cycles, Claire Beaumont, is a set of twenty beautifully illustrated prints depicting the most remarkable climbs in cycling. Hairpin bends, vertiginous gradients and the thin air of mountain roads have long been embraced by intrepid cyclists the world over.
This book of twenty cycling climbs from across Europe, the USA and South America offers a glimpse into the allure of reaching the high mountains by bike.
A dedicated drawing by Nigel – which can be detached and slotted into an 11 x 14-inch frame – accompanies each climb, along with a description from Claire that includes details of its height, length, altitude and gradient.
There’s a brief history of each climb and a description of how it came to be included in some of the sport’s most prestigious races, such as the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France. Discover how the cycling greats fared when tackling these climbs, and, should you feel brave enough to follow in their tyre tracks, there are tips on how to successfully navigate these precipitous slopes.