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The Maindy Flyers

Juan Dickinson

The Maindy Flyers

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Author: Juan Dickinson

ISBN: 9781902719771

Publication Date: 23 August 2020

Publisher: Ashley Drake Publishing Ltd., Cardiff

Format: Paperback, 235x155 mm, 128 pages

Language: English

This is the remarkable story of The Maindy Flyers, a cycling club in Cardiff which has nurtured a string of elite riders such as Elinor Barker, Luke Rowe, Owain Doull, and 2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, and has produced more Olympic gold medallists since 2008 than France.

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Table of Contents:

Foreword by Elinor Barker



1. Maindy Flyer to Maillot Jaune - Geraint Wins Le Tour

2. The Power Behind the Podium - Debbie, Alan, Courtney and Jo

3. The Old Maendy Brick Works - Sinister Death Trap to Maindy Stadium

4. A Standing Start -'Bring your bike and have a go'

5. The Birth of the Flyers - Establishing a Junior Cycling Club

6. Moving Through The Gears - Creating Champions

7. Freewheeling Flyers - Success Breeds Success

8. The Maindy Academy - Setting New Standards


Appendix - Maindy Flyers Alumni & Palmarès

Elinor Barker - Megan Barker - Owain Doull - Alex Greenfield - Luke Rowe - Ross Sander - Geraint Thomas - Nicole Cooke (Honorary Flyer)

Maindy Flyers - Roll of Honour (1995-2020)

Author Biography:

Juan Dickinson is a Cardiff-based sports writer with a particular interest in cycling, rugby, boxing and wheelchair sports. This is his first book.