The Tour de France will visit Yorkshire again this week, when eight-time Tour stage winner Barry Hoban does two talks and book signings in his native county.
The first will be at the Specialized Concept Store, Unit 1, 8 West Parade in Harrogate HG1 1BL. Barry will be there between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday, November 17. He’ll talk about his new autobiography Vas-y Barry, which is normally £16.95 but will be available to buy at a discounted £15.
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The second talk and book signing will be on Thursday, November 19, from 5pm until 8pm at Woodrup Cycles, 345-347 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS4 2HD.
Woodrup and Hoban go back many years and the company built frames for him when he was a pro rider.
Hoban has done similar events this year in Newport, Norwich and Chester, and they all proved a great success.
He is also a veteran of many talks, the last being at the Rapha Club in Manchester in an event promoted jointly by Rapha and Cycling Weekly.
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His recall of events from 16 years as a professional racer in Europe has astounded audiences throughout the country, a career that saw him race against three of the five-time Tour de France winners; Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault.
If you fancy an evening of cycling nostalgia then put November 17 in Harrogate or November 19 in Leeds in your diary.