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Heath (not verified)

I also enjoyed this book.

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John Miller (not verified)

"""Put me back on my bike!: In Search of Tom Simpson"" by Will Fotheringham

I'm rereading it, after having it entertain me on a transatlantic flight. Somber and evocative."

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Maggie Schwarz (not verified)
Documentary about Tommy Simpson

The BBC has made a documentary about Simpson that showed on tv there. Wish we would get it here.

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bill (not verified)

"The Simpson documentary is called ""Something to aim at"" and it was actually shown at the New York bike film festival earlier this summer. There were no more than 10 people in the audience, as I recall.
It is a fantastic film, if saddening. You can only get it on UK DVD format, but that should work on a computer drive. See review:


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Rough Ride

"Rough Ride by Paul Kimmage

Book Description
Growing up in Ireland, Paul Kimmage's boyhood dreams were of cycling glory--wearing the yellow jersey, competing in the Tour de France, becoming a national hero. He spent his teenage years cycling 400 miles a week, and the dedication paid off. He represented his country, finishing sixth in the World Championships; in 1986, he went professional. That's when reality hit. He soon discovered that ""it wasn't about glory and courage, and it wasn't about how much training you put in or how much you wanted to win. It was about grueling defeats, complete and utter exhaustion, and it was about drugs. Not drugs that would necessarily ensure victory, but drugs that would allow you to finish the race and start another day."" Paul Kimmage left the sport to write this book. It is a powerful and outspoken account of drugs in sport as well as a heartbreaking lament. It is a book that anyone interested in any sport should read.

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Winner of the 1990 William Hill Sports Book of the Year.

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rossp (not verified)

If you want a good laugh, take a look at French Revolutions by Tim Moore. One of the funniest books I have read - and it happens to be cycling related too.


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