David Millar will join a host of British riders and journalists at the inaugural London Sports Writing Festival at Lord’s Cricket Ground next month.
Millar will be part of a cycling-focused day of talks on Sunday, October 20, and will be joined by the likes of Rod Ellingworth, Charly Wegelius and Rob Hayles to discuss cycling literature and success stories.
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Topics vary from Project Rainbow- Ellingworth’s plan for a Briton to win the World Road Race Championships – to the impossible rise of the Rwandan cycling team.
The previous day (October 19), journalists Mike Rowbottom, Richard Moore and Jeremy Whittle will discuss cheating in sport.
The event brings together writers and athletes from a variety of sports at the home of English cricket in St. John’s Wood, London. Tickets and further information on all the available discussions are available here. Tickets are priced at £10 per session.
London Sports Writing Festival 2013: Schedule
Saturday October 19
3.30pm-4.30pm: Cheating in Sport with Mike Rowbottom (author of “Foul Play”), Richard Moore (“The Dirtiest Race in History”) and Jeremy Whittle (“Bad Blood: The Secret Life of the Tour de France”).
Sunday October 20
12.15pm-1.15pm: The Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda’s Cycling Team with author Tim Lewis.
3pm-4pm: One the Rod Bike: The Search for a Nation’s Cycling Soul with author Ned Boulting and Richard Moore.
4.30pm-5.30pm: Domestique: Life in the Peloton with Charly Wegelius (“Domestique: The Real-Life Ups and Downs of a Tour Pro”), Rob Hayles (“Easy Rider”) and Sky’s Orla Chennaoui.
6pm-7pm: The Cycling Anthology Presents… with Lionel Birnie, Ellis Bacon, Daniel Friebe and Jeremy Whittle.
7.30pm-8.30pm: Project Rainbow with Rod Ellingworth, David Millar and William Fotheringham.