Tommy Simpson hommage

To kick off the Forum, here's a hero shot of Keith and Naomi today on le Mont Ventoux!


  • 1909 m, that's a lot of legwork, chapeau!
  • edited on 10 Oct 2018 at 11:49

    3818 m between the two of 'em!
  • edited on 9 Oct 2018 at 17:31

    The classic Ventoux view. This is not a moon-landing style mock-up!
  • I heard about this talk taking place on Monday 11th November 2019 about Tom Simpson at the Water Rats Theatre, WC1X 8BZ. I don't think I'll be going myself but it sounds interesting.

    "As well as discussing the life of, arguably, Britain's greatest-ever cyclist, Chris Sidewell will be bringing his world champion jersey and the bike on which Simpson won Paris-Nice in 1967, beating his team-mate Eddy Merckx.

    Chris will be in conversation with former Procycling magazine writer Duncan Steer.

    A miner's son from Nottinghamshire, Tom Simpson made the trip to Europe on his own, as a 21-year old, with £100 and two bikes, looking to break into professional racing. A year later, he made his Tour de France debut. Simpson's story inspired and captured the imaginations of cycling and general sports fans in both France and the UK. In 1965, he became the first British rider to win the road world championships and was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

    Chris Sidwells, a longtime contributor to Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport and many other publications, will be selling and signing copies of 'Cycling Legends 01 Tom Simpson', his new biography, that reveals the full story of Simpson's life, complete with input from team-mates, led by Eddy Merckx. 

    Chris is keen to present Tom Simpson's inspirational story, a story that is often overshadowed by his tragic death during the 1967 Tour de France.

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