Coming Up: An Evening with the Writers at Condor Cycles

London book signing for William Fotheringham & Graeme Fife celebrates start of Grand Tour season

by nick_rearden   April 25, 2010  

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To celebrate the approach of the Grand Tour season Condor Cycles in London is hosting a book signing evening featuring two of cycling’s most respected writers.

On Wednesday 12th May, William Fotheringham and Graeme Fife will be at the Gray’s Inn Road, London store from 5.30 - 7.30pm to sign copies of their latest books. Both authors have written several publications about the Grand Tours and the stories and personalities behind them as well as pieces for Rouleur magazine. Signed copies of their previous books will also be available in store for purchase.

William Fotheringham is the Guardian’s cycling correspondent. His in-depth examination into cyclists’ fascination with the British Tour de France rider Tom Simpson - Put Me Back On My Bike - has been superbly followed up with the first specifically targeted biography of Fausto Coppi for English speakers. Fallen Angel tells the story of Italy’s most popular sportsman and his scandal-filled life and tragic death.

Graeme Fife, a former teacher, has a diverse portfolio of books, articles, radio work and plays. Fife’s revised book, Tour de France: the History, the Legend, the Riders, paints a picture of the world’s toughest sporting event from someone on the inside and why the race inspires such passion among cyclists. His book, The Beautiful Machine, is a witty celebration of the bicycle and of the people who ride and with whom Fife has ridden.

“We’re really excited to be joined in-store by not one but two best-selling authors,” commented Condor store manager Greg Needham. “It’s a chance for our customers to find out more about both people whose passion for cycling has seeded some fantastic books and articles.”