Ellis Bacon

Ellis Bacon’s career as a cycling journalist began in 2003 when he joined Procycling Magazine as a Deputy Editor. Since then, Ellis has covered the Tour de France each year for Procycling and, as of 2010, Cycle Sport Magazine. He has also written about cycling for a number of national newspapers including The Times and The Guardian. Ellis is fluent in Danish and French and has translated a number of books, most recently the autobiography of Bjarne Riis, published by Vision Sport in May 2012. His book, World’s Ultimate Cycle Races, was published by Collins in September 2012. Volume Five of The Cycling Anthologies which Ellis edits with Lionel Birnie was published in November 2014 by Yellow Jersey. Ellis’ most recent book, Great British Cycling: The History of British Bike Racing (Bantam Press), was published in August 2014. It was shortlisted for the Cycling Book of the Year at the Cross British Sports Book Awards 2015.  (DL)