Author(s): Tim Moore
Self-confessed loafter Tim Moore, seduced by the speed and glamour of the biggest annual sporting event in the world, sets out to cycle the course of the Tour de France. All 3,630km of it. Racing old men on butchers' bikes and being chased by cows, Moore soon resorts to standard race tactics - cheating and drugs - in a hilarious and moving tale of true adventure.
Tim Moore, the ultimate amateur, attempts to complete all 3,630km of the Tour de France in the weeks before the professionals set off.
"One of the funniest books about sport ever written" Sunday Times "Bill Bryson on two wheels... A one-liner every other line...not so much witty travelogue as self-examination in a joke-heavy trial by fire" Independent "Moore is a talented and funny writer who, through a combination of slapstick, absurd simile and a healthy suspicion of French civilisation, gives us something to laugh at on almost every page" Daily Telegraph "Moore unleashes a high-energy torrent of astute observation and hilarious self-deprecation. Hailed as the new Bill Bryson, he is in fact a writer of considerably more substance... The jokes come thick and fast" Irish Times "Hilarious and inspiring... It is embarrassingly laugh-out-loud" Daily Express
Tim Moore's books inlcude Do Not Pass Go, Spanish Steps, Nul Points, I Believe in Yesterday and You Are Awful (But I Like You). He lives in London.