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French Revolutions

Cycling the Tour de France

Tim Moore


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Coup de coeur
Coup de coeur (Fr.Interest), by Amanda
The allure of the Tour de France had always been lost on me, until Tim Moore opened, or rather widened, my eyes with this delightfully chaotic and brutally honest account of his own experience cycling the 2000 Tour de France route on his own. No team, no support crew, just a man and his bike, powered by the desire and determination to become a "Giant of the Road". With both humour and insight when it comes to cycling history, French Revolutions is a love letter to the Tour de France written in blood, sweat and Savlon antiseptic cream.

‘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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 04 Oct 2012
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm
ISBN: 9780224092111