Richard Moore

Richard Moore (1)Richard Moore is a freelance journalist and author and former racing cyclist who represented Scotland at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

His first book, In Search of Robert Millar (HarperSport), won Best Biography at the 2008 British Sports Book Awards. His second book, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes (HarperSport), was long-listed for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

He is also the author of Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France (Yellow Jersey, May 2011), and the Sunday Times bestseller Sky’s the Limit: British Cycling’s Quest to Conquer the Tour de France (HarperSport, June 2011).


The Dirtiest Race in History (Wisden Sports Writing), published in June 2012, tells the story of the 100m final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and was long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.


Étape, essays on 20 of the Tour de France’s greatest stages, was published by HarperCollins in June 2014.


The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory was published by Yellow Jersey in July 2015 and long-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.


He has written for Esquire, the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail,The Independent,The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday.


Richard Moore co-hosts The Cycling Podcast with fellow journalists Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe.


Winner of Best Podcast at the 2015 Cycling Media Awards, The Cycling Podcast has exclusive interviews with the biggest names in the sport and attracted an audience of 100,000 a day during the 2015 Tour de France. There is a free weekly show throughout the year, twice daily at the Tour de France, and a paid-for monthly episode for ‘Friends of the Podcast.’ The Cycling Podcast’s media partner is The Telegraph.