Meet the Team
behind The Road Book.
Ned completed his 19th Tour de France for ITV sport this summer, having reported on the event since its centenary year.
He is a best selling author, having penned four cycling titles and widely acknowledged as one of the most intelligent, respected and loved members within the wider sports media. Despite the COVID pandemic preventing him from appearing in theatres with the “Retour de Ned” over the last few years, he is excited to be working on announcing new dates in 2022 to bring back cycling’s first ever one man theatrical show.
Jonny started working on ITV’s Tour de France coverage at the age of 16 mostly for the free lunches. Now an established expert on all things cycling, Jonny is still in the sport predominantly for the Tour de France press buffets. A London-based journalist who’s written for Vice and TimeOut, he fills in the blanks and finds the quirky trivia for the Road Book.
With 25 years experience as a leading figure in the Sports Industry including an unrivalled network in the sport of cycling, Jonathan switched attentions from the talent management that was the bedrock of the MTC agency into developing a suite of new business’ that evolved from this dynamic base. Despite enjoying significant success as a literary agent, he couldn’t find a publisher to run with his and Neds’ vision for the cycling almanack that seemed to be universally recognised as a gaping hole in the market for serious fans of pro racing and so took on the challenge of making it happen organically.
As an IP licensing man at heart, his aspirations not only lie in ensuring the Road Book adorns libraries in their 10’s of 000’s for decades to come, but that the brand is nurtured and extended over time.
As former publisher of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack (2008-2017), and two decades of commissioning and editing at a variety of reputable publishing houses, Charlotte’s expertise are truly unique in bringing together such a large and detailed publication.
Bruce brings over 30 years of media and events experience, most recently running his own cycling business. At his best, when mixing his passion for cycling with business, the Road Book illustrates that perfectly. He vividly remembers having a coffee with Jonathan Marks some years back, where they got very animated, discussing the potential of creating a ‘Wisden for Cycling’ – dreaming of fans worldwide proudly displaying their collections of The Road Book whilst at the same time, the fan in him was getting exited about watching that years’ Tour of Flanders with the book by his side. A ‘club man’ – a keen ‘all year round’ cyclist, British Cycling Coach, Race organiser and decidedly average Cyclo-cross racer.
The Road Book Awards are adjudicated by a highly regarded truly international panel of judges, spreading across 7 countries and 3 continents. The panel includes those covering the sport in both the written media and the commentary box, as well as a range of ex cyclists, among them Grand Tour winners.
Our contributors also hail from every corner of the globe; Rwanda to Slovenia and the USA – editor Ned Boulting has curated an international cast to share their unique insight and perspective on the pro cycling year with writing that will be read and re-read in years to come.