Paul Jones is launching his new book, "I like Alf: 14 Lessons from the Life of Alf Engers", joined by Alf Engers on Wednesday 26th September at 49 Old St.
The life of Alf Engers is the story of British competitive cycling between 1955 to 1979, encompassing track, road, time trials and everything in between, flying from the Paddington Circuit to the Skol Six, via the National Road Race championships and the A1. The book encompasses bike design, the pursuit of speed and the world of cycle sport in London, from frame-builders and shop owners to team managers and clubmen. It recounts the life of Alf Engers, from his birth in Kings Cross in 1940, to the present day. Told through first hand and new interviews with Alf along with extensive research, it weaves a compelling narrative of success against the odds and provides unparalleled insights into this mythical folk hero of British cycling.
Alf will be in conversation with the author, Paul Jones, before doing a Q+A with the audience. It is a unique opportunity to hear Alf speak about events which have since passed into cycling folklore.
Find out everything you wanted to know about bike racing but were afraid to ask.
Afterwards there will be the opportunity to buy copies of the book and get them signed. There will also be a very limited number of hand finished “drillium” editions, complete with four postcards and stickers.
We sell craft on draught, Square Mile coffee and freshly prepared food.
FREE, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/i-like-alf-14-lessons-from-the-life-of-alf-engers-book-launch-tickets-48234262979
Wednesday 26th September from 7pm
49 Old St. EC1V 9HX