In addition to the Charles Holland book, here is another.
IN PURSUIT OF STARDOM Les Nomades du Velo Anglais Tony Hewson Mousehold Press, 2006 12.95 pounds sterling, about $30.00
It is a memoir. Mr. Hewson rode in the Tour de France in 1959 and spent three years racing in Europe as an independent. He rode against the post war greats in cycling (Coppi, Koblet, Anquetil, Van Steenbergen, amoung others). It is a first person account. Hewson is quite a writer.
Here is a bbc interview about Mr. Hewson if you're interested - about 5 minutes long.