Ti-Raleigh, Legends of Cycling with Chris Sidwells @ 30th January

Ti-Raleigh, Legends of Cycling with Chris Sidwells @ 30th January

Ti-Raleigh, Legends of Cycling with Chris Sidwells @ 30th January

Tickets are at no cost, with a free hot/cold drink included on entry. You must have a ticket for admission on the night as space is limited. Please email sales@alfjonescycles.co.uk or call 01978 854300 to reserve your seats!

Location: Alf Jones Cycles

Time: 7pm

Date: 30th January 2024

Join author, journalist and editor Chris Sidwells here at Alf's on January 30th as he talks to us about his latest book, Cycling Legends 02: TI-Raleigh.

****With new special guest, former professional rider for TI-Raleigh, Cycling Coach & Framebuilder Dave Lloyd***

The TI-Raleigh professional cycling team, sponsored by the iconic Nottingham bike brand, is one of the most famous teams in the history of the sport. It was a revolutionary team, the first super-team, a team like the best teams of today; well-funded, well-equipped, a team that could shape-shift with leaders becoming helpers and helpers winning races as occasion demanded it. A team that was incredibly difficult to beat, paving the way for the modern super teams we have today, like Jumbo Visma, UAE Team Emirates and INEOS Grenadiers.

The story of TI-Raleigh is one of ambition, larger than life characters, vision, determination and relentless drive to deliver success. It’s a story of heroes and villains, sadness and glory. A story of endeavour and testing the limits of what is possible. It is told in English for the first time in the book Cycling Legends 02 TI-Raleigh, which follows the team from its creation in 1971 as a marketing tool to sell Raleigh bikes in Europe, to winning the world’s biggest bike races, including the 1980 Tour de France. Raleigh is still the only British bike manufacturer to have won the world’s biggest races.

Cycling Legends 02 TI-Raleigh is the second of Chris Sidwells’ Cycling Legends illustrated book series. Like the first, Cycling Legends 01 Tom Simpson, Cycling Legends 02 TI-Raleigh is lavishly illustrated with more than 150 photographs, many of which have never been published before. The story is told with the help of people who were part of the team; many of the TI-Raleigh team riders, its manager, the infamous Peter Post, and by others who played a part.

Chris Sidwells has written over twenty-five books, including some bestselling cycling guidebooks such as the Bike Repair Manual, and has edited numerous others. Chris has written over 1,000 articles for Cycling Weekly, Cycle Sport, GQ Magazine, Men’s Fitness, the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, the BBC and many more. Cycling Legends is Chris' sports media business, which is comprised of book publishing, event promotion and his podcast www.cyclinglegendspodcast.com a monthly cycling magazine you listen to with features, interviews, tech, fitness, news, opinion and history shows.

Dave Lloyd, a distinguished figure in both coaching and professional cycling, is renowned as the UK's most experienced cycling coach. Over 18 years, he has coached athletes to notable successes, including Carole Gandy, Carl Saint, and Andy Fenn. Lloyd's coaching philosophy prioritizes individual progress. As a cyclist, he boasts 220 victories, excelling in road races, stage events, time trials, and sportives. Notably, his career at Raleigh-TI showcased his meteoric rise, marked by participation in four World Championship events in 1971 after only two years of cycling. His legacy is marked by coaching acumen, versatile racing achievements, and enduring passion for the sport.

Chris will have copies of Cycling Legends 02 TI-Raleigh for sale at the talk. There will also be copies of Cycling Legends 01 Tom Simpson you can buy, as well as other books and Graham Watson posters.

Please email sales@alfjonescycles.co.uk to reserve your seats!

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