CONVERSATIONS AT THE CHAPEL – ABERGAVENNY – CYCLING WRITER WILLIAM FOTHERINGHAM – WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER – 7.30
WILLIAM TALKS ABOUT THE SPORT HE LOVES, THE GOOD AND THE BAD TIMES, THE GREATS OF THE PAST, BRADLEY WIGGINS AND THE STARS OF TODAY
WILLIAM HAS BEEN WRITING ABOUT CYCLING SINCE HE LEFT UNIVERSITY IN 1988. HE HAS REPORTED FOR CYCLING WEEKLY, CYCLE SPORT AND FOR THE GUARDIAN FOR WHICH HE IS NOW THEIR HIGHLY RESPECTED AND EAGERLY READ CYCLING CORRESPONDENT.
His first full-length book, Put Me Back on My Bike: In Search of Tom Simpson sold getting on for 100,000 copies. It has been called as a “modern classic of cycling literature.” William’s Half-Man, Half-Bike, a biography of Belgian Eddy Merckx, was No1 in the Sunday Times best-seller lists. One reviewer called it “a fascinating, often bleak portrait of a remarkable athlete and an unnerving man.” His latest is Sunday in Hell: Behind the Lens of the Greatest Cycling Film of All Time
OTHER REVIEWERS HAVE SAID…
“just as the film has stood the test of time, considered a true cinematic masterpiece and revealing new features on each subsequent viewing even after forty years, the book is likely to follow suit.” The WashingMachine Post blog on Sunday in Hell.
‘The quality of the testimony and the sources used by Fotheringham are of a remarkable breadth and depth. An excellent book.’ BBC Sport on Fallen Angel: the Passion of Fausto Coppi
‘Ingenious… you emerge from the book feeling rather proud of all these misfits and outsiders. Fotheringham’s fondness for them is infectious.’ The Telegraph on Roule Britannia: Great Britain and the Tour de France
Chapel bookshop and bar will be open all evening
Online tickets available here. Booking fee £1
Tickets – Adult £10 – Students £5 – available at The Art Shop and at the Chapel. Booking Essential.
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