Simon Brotherton: Famous Last Words

Simon Brotherton

The experienced cycling commentator reminisces about drinking with world champions, the dangers of scaffholding. He has covered five Olympic Games, the last 18 editions of the Tour de France and tweets

I first became interested in Cycling through my grandad when I was about 11 or 12. We used to go out for long rides together with me looking like I was heading off to the Tour and him in his plus fours. He would tell me I'd be much better off with mudguards, Sturmey Archer gears and a nice set of panniers!

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