Put Me Back On My Bike
William Fotheringham has retraced the steps of 'Major Tom' - Olympic medalist and the first Briton to ever wear the yellow jersey - and revisited the places and people that shaped the life and career of the brilliant cyclist who is now mostly remembered for his tragic demise on Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour de France. The resulting biography is an engaging read and one of the best cycling books ever written in English.
Reviews of Put Me Back On My Bike:
"A beautiful explanation of why Simpson's legend still exerts such a powerful hold"
- Sunday Times
"An enjoyable, clear-eyed biography"
- Times Literary Supplement
"An intelligent, perceptive portrait"
- The Guardian
"The best cycling biography ever written"
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 07/06/2007
272 pages / paperback