Put Me Back on My Bike

Put Me Back on My Bike In Search of Tom Simpson

Revised and updated Edition

Paperback (07 Jun 2007) | English

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Synopsis

Discover the story of Britain's ultimate cyclist and his ill-fated race during the 1967 Tour de France, from the bestselling author of Half Man Half Bike

Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He died a tragic early death during the 1967 Tour. 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. The fully revised and updated edition of William Fotheringham's classic biography features a new foreword and postscript further exploring the truth behind the legend.

'The best cycling biography ever written' Velo
'A beautiful explanation of why Simpson's legend still exerts such a powerful hold' Sunday Times

About the Publisher

Yellow Jersey Press

Yellow Jersey Press

Yellow Jersey Press, launched in 1998, is a sports publisher with a literary edge. It is home to titles from some of sport’s greatest heroes, like Frank Bruno, Diego Maradona and Seve Ballesteros, and some of sport’s greatest writers including William Fotheringham, Gary Imlach, Paul Kimmage and H.G. Bissinger. It is the publisher of four winners of the prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, including the 2011 winner, A Life Too Short, by Ronald Reng.

Book information

ISBN: 9780224080187
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Pub date:
Edition: Revised and updated Edition
DEWEY: 796.62092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 222g
Height: 196mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 18mm