Chris Boardman and Mark Beaumont are among the sterling selection of cyclists and adventurers speaking at the Edinburgh Book Festival in the next month.
The famous book festival sees a programme of over 700 events run through the month of August, and as well as Boardman and Beaumont, the likes of Olympian David Millar and survival expert Ray Mears will also be appearing.
Further cycling events come in the form of talks with David Coventry, author of historical tour de France novel ‘The Invisible Mile’ and Tim Moore, author of ‘French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France’, the true story of how Tim rode the Tour course… with the help of cheating and drugs.
We recently spoke to Coventry about ‘The Invisible Mile’, an intense, intelligent read which takes you back to 1929 and puts you right in the middle of the peloton, when riders powered through the night and risked tumbling off mountains. Check out our David Coventry interview here.
Tim Moore meanwhile has been dubbed ‘Bill Bryson on two wheels’ and will be talking on Wednesday 24th August at 8.45pm.