Tom Simpson talk. (FREE)
7:00 PM19:00

Tom Simpson talk. (FREE)

Delivered by the journalist and writer, author of 20 books on cycling and 1000s of articles over the last 15 years, Chris Sidwells, who is also Tom Simpson’s nephew, the talk tells Simpson’s story from his birth in the north-east of England, though Olympic bronze at the age of 19, to his rapid rise through the ranks of European pro cycling to become one of the best cyclists in the world.
It’s a story of adventure, ambition, success and ultimately tragedy, but it’s also a love story, a story of a charming man who won a place in people’s hearts so big that he still badly missed by many who knew him today.
The talk also introduces and presents Chris Sidwells’ latest book, Cycling Legends 01 Tom Simpson, which will be available to all who attend at a discounted price. Chris will also bring the bike Simpson won Paris-Nice on in 1967, as well as one of Simpson’s rainbow jerseys.

Cycling Legends 01 Tom Simpson, (the book)
Cycling Legends 01 Tom Simpson is an intimate portrait and a celebration of Tom Simpson’s life. Written by Chris Sidwells, the Simpson story is told in unprecedented detail by his family, friends, rivals, team-mates and managers. The book is lavishly illustrated with 167 black and white and coloured photographs, 50 of which have never been published before. They work with the text to tell Simpson’s story in greater depth than it has ever been told before, it is the ultimate Tom Simpson biography.

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