Put Me Back on My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson (Paperback)William Fotheringham (author)
A man of contradictions, Simpson was one of the first cyclists to admit to using banned drugs, and was accused of fixing races, yet the dapper 'Major Tom' inspired awe and affection for the obsessive will to win which was ultimately to cost him his life.
Put Me Back on My Bike revisits the places and people associated with Simpson to produce the definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist.
This revised edition of William Fotheringham's classic biography, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Simpson's death, features a new foreword and postscript further exploring the truth behind the legend.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
An intelligent, perceptive portrait * Guardian *
A beautiful explanation of why Simpson's legend still exerts such a powerful hold * Sunday Times *
An enjoyable, clear-eyed biography * Times Literary Supplement *
The definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist -- Christmas books recommendations * Cycle Sport *
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