Great ‘in person’ cycling author chat evenings for your diary:

Live conversations with cycling authors can be great nights out and we luv’em at West London Cycling. We’ve picked out some upcoming events that look set to be great evenings for any cycling enthusiast. We have seen Matt Rendell and Carlton Kirby in conversation previously and they are amongst the best. And who’d want to miss Emily Chappell’s tales of adventure?

Emily Chappell’s Epic Tales of Cycling Adventure

May 2: BARNES, LONDON SW13: OSO Arts Centre.
May 3: READING: South Street Arts Centre

Emily tells tales from her epic journeys, cycling solo across Europe, Asia, Alaska and beyond – and reflects on how she became a full-time adventurer, author and endurance cyclist, having started out as a distinctly unsporty office worker.

Matt Rendell’s Tales of the Tour de France

BARNES, LONDON SW13: OSO Arts Centre, Thursday June 20

The ITV commentator’s live shows delight audiences with a brilliant, unique mix of insights, bizarre stories, poetic reflections and stories about giants of cycling from Eddy Merckx to Mark Cavendish. More dates TBC. Matt joins us in Barnes on the eve of the 2023 Tour to preview the race and share stories from his 25 years covering it.

Carlton Kirby True Tales of the Tour de France

Wed 21 Jun, 20:00 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, 21 South Street, Reading, Berks, RG1 4QU

Carlton Kirby

Carlton Kirby, the Voice of Cycling, on the eve of the 2023 Tour de France, for an evening of tall tales and frank opinions from his 25 years’ covering the sport. 

In a funny and revealing evening for all cycling fans, Carlton will be sharing his front-row experiences from the Tour de France and other big races – plus the lessons he’s learned from life on the road, as a bon viveur in budget hotels across Europe. 

Carlton Kirby has been in the Eurosport commentary box for a golden age of British cycling and the evening will also include stories of his not-always-happy dealings with British stars from Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to Mark Cavendish. 

Carlton will be in conversation with former Procycling magazine writer Duncan Steer. 
Carlton will also be signing copies of his new book ‘Sticky Bottle: The Cycling Year According to Carlton Kirby’. 

Tickets: £17.
Talk starts at: 8pm.