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Tom Simpson - 'Bird on the Wire' book - a link to SCC.

 
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Peter Ward



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Tom Simpson - 'Bird on the Wire' book - a link to SCC. Reply with quote

I have just read this fascinating, historical, quite emotional biopic of Tom Simpson. Its an easy read and its got lots of pictures. Highly recommended.

You may be surprised that Solihull Cycling Club gets a mention! and that TS completed a race in a club jersey.

In 1965 he was at the height of his popularity and on the back of his wins on the continent rode many UK events in front of big crowds. At a meeting at the Salford Park track, Cycling magazine reported he turned out in a SCC jersey because a fan had spirited away his own trade team race jersey.

I guess someone out there may know the full story. If so you may like to share with us all.
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