Upcoming cycling chat nights

More dates and venues with the same (and different) guests to be confirmed shortly. Please follow for updates.

Andy McGrath, Frank Vandenbroucke book launch night

Former editor of Rouleur magazine introduces his new biography of the ill-fated 1990s Belgian star whose early promise was followed by a painful and tragic decline. Join us at:

Tuesday MAY 17 CHISWICK LONDON W4 George IV, Boston Room. Tickets £10 on sale now.

Time Trial film screenings

A rare chance to see the fly-on-the-wall documentary following David Millar’s last season in the pro peloton.

“A real treat for any cycling fan” – Cycling Weekly

“We feel we are in the middle of the peloton with Millar, watching the race from the inside” – The Independent

“Eye-opening and fascinating…This is a great great movie, very thought-provoking, poignant and emotionally charged…” – themamil.co.uk

“An immersive, sobering, brutal film” – The Scotsman

June 6: GLOUCESTER, Sherborne Cinema: £10 tickets here

June 8: OXFORD, Tap Social: First 20 tickets £8. Regular tickets: £10

NEW DATES: Carlton Kirby: True Tales of the Tour de France in Winchester and Hemel Hempstead

Eurosport commentary box doyen Carlton Kirby brings a funny, evocative and revealing night for all cycling fans to Hemel Hempstead on June 28 – three days before the start of this year’s Tour. All tickets purchased for original pre-pandemic date are still valid. (Of course!) ALSO: new date now added in Winchester.

June 23: Winchester, The Nutshell. Early Bird tickets £12.

June 28: Boxmoor Playhouse, Hemel Hempstead. Early Bird tickets £12.

Simon Parker: my 3500-mile tour of pandemic Britain and other adventures

Journalist and adventurer Simon Parker launches his new book, about his cycle tour of Britain at a unique time in our history. Simon has reported from 100 countries in the last decade. His previous expeditions include a sailing/cycling race against the clock from China to the UK and travelling the length of India in a rickshaw. He joins us, in conversation with Duncan Steer, at:

OXFORD Tap Social: Tuesday 10 May.
Tickets £12, Concessions £10, Ticket + book £25

Matt Rendell in conversation

ITV commentator and acclaimed author Matt Rendell joins us for a series of dates immediately after this year’s Tour, reviewing the race and discussing his career in cycling. Last year’s short run with Matt delighted audience with a unique mux of deep knowledge, bizarre/hilarious stories, original ideas on how to improve the sport and an almost poetic appreciation of its beauties. Tickets for all dates are £12 – concessions £10. First 20 tickets at each venue are £20.

Join us at: Chiswick: George IV Boston Room, July 25

Sheffield, Lantern Theatre, July 26

York, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, July 27. On sale shortly.

Birmingham, Mockingbird Cinema, August 1

Bath, Widcombe Social Club, August 3.

More dates tbc.

Film Nights: A Sunday in Hell, introduced by William Fotheringham

Screenings of the classic 1970s Paris-Roubaix documentary, A Sunday in Hell – regarded by many as one of the greatest sports films of all – introduced by William Fotheringham, author of a behind-the-scenes book about it. Taking place at:

BIRMINGHAM: Mockingbird Cinema, Wednesday April 6. Tickets: £12 (Concs £10). SOLD OUT but please join waiting list for returns. POSTPONED UNTIL May 11, due to delay in the cinema re-opening after renovation works. All tickets still valid.

New dates: Michael Hutchinson in Conversation

Dr Hutch – 56-times a national time trial champion, Cycling Weekly columnist, Hour Record expert, acclaimed author and former stand-up comedian – joins us for illuminating and entertaining nights of cycling chat at:

Gloucester: Kings Theatre, Tuesday 26 April. Tickets £12/£10 Concessions

London: Clapham Library, London SW4, Tuesday 3 May. Tickets: £12/£10 concessions

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