All the characters, in order of appearance. Biographies updated after key events.
A 24-year-old professional cyclist from Yorkshire, currently racing for his best friend’s cycling team.
All Dominic chapters
Britain’s Greatest Ever Cyclist (maybe). Tall and handsome, and driven enough to have built an entire cycling team around himself at 24.
All Liam chapters
Michael ‘Tex’ Collins
A 20-year-old professional cyclist. Dominic’s room-mate. Not particularly good at his job.
All Tex chapters
A septuagenarian anglophile cycling commentator for TV4, and freelance writer for Cahiers du Cyclisme.
All Henri chapters
A former cyclist from South Africa, now directeur sportif for the Mashantucket Pequot cycling team. Obsessed with his public image.
All Hudson chapters
Liam Greene’s most trusted right-hand man.
All Lorenzo chapters
France’s newest cycling sensation.
All Larcque chapters
A journalist for The Globe.
All Susan chapters
Editor of The Globe, the UK’s worst newspaper.
All Jonah chapters
Sedgethorpe’s schoolyard bullies.
All Pauls chapters
Amanda ‘Amy’ Grass
The quiet girl in Dominic’s science class.
All Amy chapters
Rich (from accounting)
Rides for Sedgethorpe Road Club. Works with Dominic’s mum.
All Rich chapters
Dominic’s potentially untrustworthy riding buddy at Sedgethorpe Road Club.
All Dave chapters
All Mum chapters
A sports writer for The Globe.
All Steve chapters
Senior copy editor for The Globe. Aggressive, with high profile experience and aspirations of power.
All Nathan chapters
Henri Giroud’s co-commentator at TV4.
All Roland Petitcourt chapters
The owner and directeur sportif for the LaxRelief British cycling team.
All Lyon chapters
A former Belgian pro cyclist, and directeur sportif for the LaxRelief team.
All Ton chapters
A cyclist on the LaxRelief team. Originally from Wirral, and his father was a British pro.
All Stephen chapters
John ‘Clarkey’ Clarke
A boisterous Scouse cyclist on the LaxRelief team.
All Clarkey chapters
The CEO of a corporation with a triple-barreled name. Inclined to fund vanity projects; hence his ownership of the Globe.
All Joshua Collins chapters
An ambitious Parisian police officer.
All Kalb chapters
All Perreault chapters
Henri Giroud’s long-term partner.
All Maude chapters
A Production Crew
A small company suddenly blessed with the good fortune of working with a true legend of the sport, Henri Giroud. If his name commanded any respect before meeting him, it certainly didn’t afterward.
All Producers chapters
Former firefighter World Champion and minor celebrity. Rides with Dominic during his off seasons in Sedgethorpe.
All Rob Holmes chapters
The Husband and Wife
A quiet former professional and his wife, who run a home for British cyclists in Belgium. Dominic lives with them after quitting the Stool Aid team in 2008.
All Husband & Wife chapters
The press officer, and much more, for the Veiligstil Glas team.
All Nikki chapters
The directeur sportif, and much less, for the Veiligstil Glas team.
All Svein chapters
Dutch nephew of a Tour of Spain winner, riding for the Veiligstil Glas team.
All Wes chapters
The odorous boy Dominic is paired with after being separated from Wes.
All Utflod chapters
Wesley Speksnjider’s room mate in the absence of Dominic.
All Sikke Doktor chapters
The Head of Production
TV4’s head of production. Presumably he has a name.
All Head of Production chapters
Henry de Beaumont
The first Earl of Warwick.
All Henry de Beaumont chapters
A Celtic druid who built the entire town of Pennard.
All Druid chapters
Gwrach y Rhibyn
A Welsh banshee. Visits you in the rain, wearing ragged clothes and tapping on your window looking for her husband. Has hollow teeth to suck out your blood.
All Gwrach y Rhibyn chapters
A cow. Deceased.
All Bluebell chapters
Henri Giroud’s maman.
All Maman chapters
Henri Giroud’s papa.
All Papa chapters
Liam Greene’s new girlfriend. A successful model from Wales.
All Rhianwen chapters
A French superintendant.
All Paimboeuf chapters