Champion of the world! For a year the World Cycling Champion gets to wear a special white jersey with rainbow stripes. And then, for the rest of his career, he can wear a jersey with rainbow cuffs and collar. Unlike the Tour de France's Yellow Jersey, which can only be worn while leading the race, the rainbow is earned for life. For more than a century, organized cycling has been conferring that extraordinary and wonderful title, starting with the first championships held in Chicago in 1893. But it wasn't until 1927 that there was a professional world road championship race, won on the famous Nürburgring car circuit in Germany by the great Alfredo Binda. The story of the world championships is a fascinating one, and besides the well-known road and track competitions, there are many events that even the most dedicated racing fans might not know about, such as Cycle Speedway, Bicycle Polo, and of course the World Unicycle Championships. Join Les Woodland as he tells the whole, fun, and engrossing story of the bravery as well as the treachery and trickery in the World Championships, and the athletes who have been able wear the coveted colors of the rainbow. Author Les Woodland has been cycling for 50 years and has been writing about cycling since 1965, when he wrote his first reports for the British publication Cycling. Since then he has been a prolific contributor to newspapers, magazines and radio stations in the UK and Belgium. Mr. Woodland, who currently lives in France, speaks several of the languages of cycling: English, Dutch, and French. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David L. Stanley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090444/bk_acx0_090444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even more crazy and barking mad things we Brits get up to in our spare time. Want to be world champion at egg japring? Or perhaps you onion eating or hen racing? This is Volume III of Barking Mad British Traditions and Sports. Volumes I and II have been well received so I thought I'd write another follow-up with this third volume in the series. I hope you will be glad I have. Inside you will hear about 20 more of the most crazy, silly, and of course, barking mad things we British do to have a bit of fun and keep ourselves occupied. We are known for our eccentricity - here's some proof! There is some bizarre stuff inside. For example, the strange world of weighing the mayor and the spookiness of tolling the Devil's knell or the mysterious rushbearing ceremonies. Then some of the barking mad world championships - haggis eating, porridge making, and clay pipe smoking to name but three. Curious? Then why not get your copy now to discover more about beating the bounds and the world's biggest liar competition for example. The British are still eccentric and barking mad. We love it and here is Volume III to prove it! Here Are Just Some of the Barking Mad British Traditions, Customs and Sports You Will Listen About Inside: Dorset Knob Throwing World Egg Jarping Championships Sheep Grand National Onion Eating Championships Hen Racing World Championships And Another 15 More Barking Mad British Traditions, Customs and Sports Get your copy today! You can be listening to your copy of Barking Mad British Traditions, Customs and Sports, Volume III within minutes by purchasing today. I hope you enjoy listening to it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martyn Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052093/bk_acx0_052093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even more crazy and barking mad things we Brits get up to in our spare time. Want to be world champion at gravy wrestling? Or perhaps you fancy swan upping? This is Volume II of Barking Mad British Traditions and Sports. Volume I has been well received, so I thought I'd write a follow-up. I hope you will be glad I have. Inside, you will learn about 20 of the most crazy, silly, and of course barking mad things we British do to have a bit of fun and keep ourselves occupied. We are known for our eccentricity - here's some proof! There is some bizarre stuff inside. For example, the strange world of swan upping and the spookiness of turning the Devil's stone or the mysterious Moonraking festival. Then some of the barking mad world championships - snail racing, egg throwing, and clog cobbing to name but three. Curious? Then why not get your copy now to discover more about hare scrambling and bottle kicking, for example. The British are still eccentric and barking mad. We love it, and here is volume II to prove it! Here are just some of the barking mad British traditions, customs and sports you will hear about inside: Dunmow Flitch Trials World Clog Cobbing Championships Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival World Gravy Wresting Championships Totness Orange Races And another 15 more Barking Mad British Traditions, Customs and Sports Download your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martyn Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044134/bk_acx0_044134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A behind-the-scenes look at the fast and furious world of airplane racing, Fly Low, Fly Fast vividly depicts a classic season in the unlimited championships of the Reno Air Races, chronicling the history of the sport from the 1930s and capturing the wild personalities who participate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Gandt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148741/bk_acx0_148741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Palmer played his entire 19-year career with the Baltimore Orioles, winning three World Series championships and three Cy Young Awards. He remains the youngest pitcher to throw a World Series complete game shutout. After retiring, Palmer became an MLB announcer that includes calling World Series games. He talks about his lengthy playing career and his book, Nine Innings to Success: A Hall of Famer's Approach to Achieving Excellence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000810/bk_comm_000810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Roommate Rulebook is a new release from Hachette Audiobooks. Powered by Wattpad - an innovative collaboration between Hachette Book Group, a leading publisher, and Wattpad, a passionate storytelling community of over 45 million people. Your favorite online stories, now available in your headphones! Alex Simmons moves into her cousin Dev's flat by the agreement of her parents that she will attend the local business college. However, with Alex's passion for art and desire to make her own way in the world, this becomes an impossibility. After gaining the approval of her cousin, she skips her college classes and gets a bartending job at her local pub. Through her cousin she meets his best friend, local biking legend Asher Toms. With his irritating idiosyncrasies making her life difficult, she decides to formulate her own rulebook, filled with rules that aim to contain Ash's unruly behavior. Breaking these rules soon become Ash's goal, which result in endless pranks, petty squabbles, and eventually a budding romance. Ash's aim is to win the local biking championships. At one of his races, his bike is sabotaged, followed by a warning not to continue his biking career. Ash, Dev, and Alex set out to uncover the culprit before the date of the championships. At work Alex becomes closer with her colleagues and eventually becomes suspicious of their behavior. When she has satisfied her curiosity, Ash discovers that somebody took his bike to the garage while masquerading as him. Alex decides to try to get to the bottom of it but doesn't come to any conclusions. The championships draw closer, and Asher becomes increasingly threatened but refuses to give up riding in the race. Alex discovers that his father was in a biking accident and resides in the hospital's life-support ward, which is the true reason that Asher will not halt his career. After a horrible crash at the championships, Ash is taken into the hospital, where the identi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlotte Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003282/bk_hach_003282_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this interview, Ron Barr talks to Pierre Turgeon, 19 season NHL center and the 34th player in NHL history to score 500 goals. Turgeon reminisces about growing up seven hours north of Montreal, learning English, and Canada’s 1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships bench-clearing brawl with the Soviet Union. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000872/bk_comm_000872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A series of chance incidents diverted Bruce Comstock from a career in teaching economics into a life of ballooning adventures. Not content with just enjoying flying with friends, for the following 35 years he won championships, guided the early development of the sport, resurrected Ballooning Magazine, set world records, built a major balloon manufacturing company, created the autopilot that made possible the first solo nonstop balloon flight around the world, and made many remarkable balloon flights. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Rieman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042849/bk_acx0_042849_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Step up to the plate as Detroit legends share their greatest stories—newly updated!The Detroit Tigers Old English "D" is one of the most recognized symbols in sports. Now fans of this indomitable franchise can relive the passion and excitement that has come to define the Tigers in this newly updated edition of Tales from the Detroit Tigers Dugout. Veteran sportswriter Jack Ebling brings to life four World Championships, five other World Series appearances, and so much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008748/bk_adbl_008748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.