Kenny Pryde has been a cycling journalist since 1987, he edited Winning: Cycle Racing illustrated and The Fabulous World of Cycling, was a staff writer at Cycling Weekly; and editor at large of Cycle Sport. He has written for the Guardian, Ride, VeloNews, the Herald, the Scotsman and the Irish Independent.
Find him on Twitter @Kenny_Pryde
Presented here as a guide--and a warning--to aspiring racers who dream of joining the professional racing circus, Phil's adventures in road rash serve as a hilarious and cautionary tale of frustrating team directors and broken promises. Phil's education in the ways of the peloton, his discouraging negotiations for a better contract, his endless miles crisscrossing America in pursuit of race wins, and his conviction that somewhere just around the corner lies the ticket to the big time fuel this tale of hope and ambition from one of cycling's best story-tellers.
Pro Cycling on $10 a Day chronicles the racer's daily lot of blood-soaked bandages, sleazy motels, cheap food, and overflowing toilets. But it also celebrates the true beauty of the sport and the worth of the journey, proving in the end that even among the narrow ranks of world-class professional cycling, there will always be room for a hard-working outsider.