Reg Harris: The Rise and Fall of Britain's Greatest Cyclist by Robert Dineen (Hardback, 2012)
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- DescriptionREG HARRIS, whose statue overlooks the Manchester Velodrome, is the legend who all track cyclists want to emulate. He was a poor, working-class boy born in the Depression who escaped the Lancashire mills to utterly dominate his sport. He triumphed as world champion an incredible five times between 1947 and 1954 and performed medal-winning heroics at the London Olympics. At his peak he was the most adored sportsman in the country, a British cycling superstar, attracting huge crowds, sponsorship, and the company of the rich and famous. But, fiercely driven and ruthlessly single-minded, Harris had a dark side. His was a sensational life fuelled by an insatiable need for money, celebrity, fast cars and beautiful women that constantly threatened to destroy him. Following an exhaustive investigation, Robert Dineen has uncovered an epic sporting rise and fall - a story more astounding than anyone had kwn.
- Author BiographyRobert Dineen is a sports journalist with the Daily Telegraph. He has previously worked for The Times, The Sunday Times and GQ, and has won prizes in several prestigious competitions, including the Vogue Young Writer of the Year and The Irish Post Young Sports Writer of the Year. Robert, a keen cyclist, is 33 years old and lives in London.
- Author(s)Robert Dineen
- PublisherEbury Publishing
- Date of Publication05/07/2012
- SubjectBiography: Sport
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEbury Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight625 g
- Width162 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine33 mm
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