William Fotheringham (2014 event)
Long before Bradley Wiggins took the world by storm, British cycling already had a hero. Tom Simpson was world champion and the first Briton to wear yellow in the Tour de France. In 1967 he died during a stage of the Tour while climbing the monstrous Mont Ventoux. In this event, recorded live at the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Guardian writer William Fotheringham discusses Put Me Back on My Bike - his superb account of Simpson’s life and death.