Cycling the Tour de France
Tim Moore, the ultimate amateur, attempts to complete all 3,630km of the Tour de France in the weeks before the professionals set off.
‘Bill Bryson on two wheels’ Independent
Self-confessed loafer Tim Moore, seduced by the speed and glamour of the biggest annual sporting event in the world, sets out to cycle the Tour de France. All 3,630km of it.
A few weeks before the actual Tour de France, British writer Tim Moore sets out to cycle the course and offers a laugh-out-loud funny and highly entertaining account of how the great ride would feel when embarked on by an amateur. Racing old men on butchers' bikes and being chased by cows, Moore soon resorts to standard race tactics - cheating and drugs - in a hilarious and moving tale of true adventure.
“Think of it as Bill Byron, minus quite a few pounds, on a bike”