With a candid authority that comes from over 25 years commentating on the world's biggest cycling races, legendary Eurosport commentator Carlton Kirby isn't afraid to tell it like it really is.
Witty, outrageous and often outspoken, Magic Spanner is his new book showcasing an insider's view on cycling's Grand Tours, including the Tour de France, Vuelta a España, Giro d'Italia and the classics, all delivered in the inimitable style for which Carlton has become globally famous.
Peppered with hilarious anecdotes of life on the road with Tour legend Sean Kelly, Carlton gives us an expert, behind-the-scenes view - one that the average fan rarely gets to see or hear about - as he indulges in soapbox moments to lambast his various bugbears (from crazy spectators in mankinis to the more serious issues of rider safety), lifts the lid on team strategies, and delves into some of cycling's more questionable ethics. Delivering a mix of expert opinion and trademark wit, Carlton covers the funny, the serious and the more bizarre moments on the professional cycling caravan.
Come and buy a signed copy from Carlton on the night!
Wednesday 19th June, from 6:30pm.
49 Old St. EC1V 9HX
We serve craft on draught, Square mile coffee, natural wine and food is available until 9pm (we're open until 10pm).