Masculinities and the culture of competitive cycling

Jack Hardwicke

Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


Drawing on extensive ethnographic, qualitative and quantitative research, this monograph provides a novel account of masculinities in an individual sport: competitive road cycling. Chapters present varied analyses on male cyclists’ relationship with masculinity, the culture of competitive road cycling, cyclists’ attitudes toward injury management, sexual minority and women’s experiences in the sport, and autoethnographic accounts of the author’s own experiences of being involved in the sport for over ten years. The author also examines how masculinity impacts male cyclists’ attitudes towards competition, risk taking and doping practices.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages163
ISBN (Print)9783031269745
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Masculinity, Sport and Exercise
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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