Cycling – a Sporting Pursuit and a Nation’s Past-Time

Venue - Eleanor Rathbone Theatre.

74 Bedford Street South, Liverpool, L69 7ZQ

Saturday 16th November 2.30pm

Cycling has become a national phenomenon. As a competitive sport, the remarkable gold medal haul at successive Olympic Games and the unprecedented back-to-back British Tour de France wins have made sport front and back-page news. Cycling’s finest exponents are now knights of the realm and household names whilst their exploits have inspired millions of people to get back on their own bikes. The Sports Book Festival speaks to current authors whose recent books have captured both ends of cycling’s pedaling power-game.

Featuring authors:

Ed Pickering -  ‘the RACE  AGAINST TIME’  examines the struggle between the traditions cycling is used to and the innovation threatening to change the sport.

Matt Rendell - talks about the up-coming documentary film of his book - The Death of Marco Pantani – an inspirational icon and winner of both the Giro and the Tour in 1998, something very few cyclists even attempt.

Rob Hayles -  author of  'Easy Rider'  is a three-time Olympic medalist and double Track World Champion, making him one of the most experienced and well respected riders in British cycling.