French Revolutions Cycling The Tour De France

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A laugh-out-loud tale of calorific excess, ludicrous clothing and intimate discomfort
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 course of le Tour de France. All 3,630km of it.

Battling it out with the old men on butchers' bikes across the plains of Aquitaine and pursued by cattle over Europe's second highest road, Moore soon finds himself resorting to narcotic assistance, systematic overeating and waxed legs before summoning a support vehicle staffed by cruelly sceptical family and friends.

Accounts of his suffering and chicanery, and those encountered in the race's epic history, are interwoven through a look at rural France busy tarting itself up for those 15 seconds of fame as the Tour careers through at 50kph.

An heroic depiction of an inadequate man's attempt to achieve the unachievable, Moore's Tour is a tale of calorific excess, ludicrous clothing and intimate discomfort while transforming into an incredibly fit and passionately proud cyclist.
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Weight 0.202000
Author Tim Moore
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780224092111
Pages 288
Published 04/10/2012
Publisher Yellow Jersey Press
Section Travel Writing: General
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