Meet the team
behind Road Book.
Ned completed his 18th Tour de France for ITV sport this summer, (albeit from the remote location of a castle in Maidstone), 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 cancellation of the “Retour de Ned” in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, he is working on announcing new dates in 2021 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 Weekend Editor of Cycling Weekly, 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.
Harry cut his teeth at the Road Books’ parent company MTC as an intern working with the talent management roster before being asked to focus on the almanack.
Working closely with Jonathan and managing our team of freelance support, he works on every aspect of the Book from editorial through to logistics and marketing and at the heartbeat of the business. He’s been involved since our inception in 2018 and seeks respite from the unrelenting pressure from the demands of such a unique publication through his beloved Arsenal and weekly hockey matches.
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.
The Road Book Awards are adjudicated by a highly regarded truly international panel of judges, spreading across 9 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; South America to Africa 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.