Jonathan Budds has worked in advertising for over twenty years. He has competed in the Etape de Tour as well as the longest bike race in the world, the 300km through-the-night Vatternrundan. Consumed is his first novel. His second, Chronic, in which a man is shot by his wife for no apparent reason, will be published in 2013.

‘A great read, blending everyday myths of the peloton with bidons of black humour, witty characterisation and quirky observation.’

Blazin’ Saddles, Eurosport blogger

‘More twists and turns than the ascent of Alpe D’Huez as (the story) crosses from sport into dark fantasy and horror.’

The Inner Ring