Put Me Back On My Bike

In search of tom simpson


William Fotheringham explores the tragic story of British cycling legend Tom Simpson

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Olympic medallist, world champion, and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey, Tom Simpson should have been a British hero.

Put Me Back On My Bike explores the life of British cyclist Tom Simpson, whose tragic early death on the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour de France has passed into cycling legend.

One of the first cyclists to admit to using banned drugs, and accused of fixing races, Simpson inspired awe and affection in his fans nonetheless for his unyielding will to win, which ultimately cost him his life.

Fotheringham revisits the places and people associated with Simpson to produce the definitive story of Britain's greatest cyclist.


Key Features

  • Foreword by the author