Peter Cossins

First drawn into the sport while a student in Spain in the mid-1980s, Peter Cossins has been writing about cycling since 1993. He has covered more than a dozen editions of the Tour de France and spent three years as editor of Procycling magazine and the last six as contributing editor to that title.

In 2012 he collaborated with Tour de France winner Stephen Roche on his autobiography, Born to Ride. The Monuments, his history of cycling’s five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, when he also translated former French pro Christophe Bassons’ autobiography, A Clean Break.

Resident in Ilkley, he is the co-author of Two Days in Yorkshire, a review of the 2014 Tour’s Grand Départ in the county.