Brian Robinson recounts his Tour de France success in Leeds talk

Brian Robinson was a British Tour de France pioneer: the nation's first ever Tour finisher and double stage winner

Brian Robinson, by Chris Auld

Two-time Tour de France stage victor Brian Robinson is to spend an evening talking about his cycling exploits later this month.

Britain’s first Tour finisher, the 84-year-old will be speaking to the audience at the Gomersal Park Hotel, near Leeds, on Wednesday, April 29.

Robinson is speaking as part of a charity fundraising event for the Dave Rayner Fund which in its 21st year is supporting 31 riders who are living and racing abroad throughout 2015.

The talk is starting at 7.30pm when Robinson will speak about his two Tour stage successes, his 1961 Dauphine Libere win, racing against Jacques Anquetil, as well as regaling stories about his teammate, the late Tom Simpson.

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Yorkshireman Robinson, who is fully recovered from his collision with a car last July, will also be answering questions from the audience.

Tickets are priced at just £5 and can be booked by emailing, or by visiting the Sowerby Brothers Cycles, in Mirfield, and from Try Cycling, Kirkburton.

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