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The Laurel and Hardy Museum

Friday 6th September 2019, 8:00pm

Price: £7.00
(£7.62 including booking fee)

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About Beryl Burton - William Fotheringham

Beryl Burton was special, exceptional and probably one of the greatest endurance athletes of all time. Not only did she dominate women's cycing for many years, she also won men’s events and broke the men’s 12 hours tt record in addition to 7 World titles! In fact, she was so dominant that some of her records have only recently fallen decades later!

William Fotheringham is one of the greats of British Cycling journalism, writing for Cycling Weekly and the Guardian and with multiple successful cycling biographies on the shelf.

His latest work 'The Greatest, The Times and Life of Beryl Burton' will be fresh off the press and the the subject of this great event.

William Fotheringham

'The Beryl Burton story taps into so many things: the theme of greatness and its complexities that I’ve explored in most of my books one way or another. Cycling in Britain which is something that I love in all its various meanderings and in the way it melds into the social history of our country. I’ve always been aware of the barriers women have faced in this sport, which was what drew me to help Lizzie Armitstead (now Deignan) when she wanted a ghost writer for her autobiography. There’s Yorkshire, where I learned to ride a bike, and where I picked up an East Riding accent which was knocked out of me at primary school. And then there’s time trialling, something I have done a lot of, like so many cyclists, but have always been completely rubbish at.'

The evening consists of the film 'Racing is Life' The Beryl Burton Story, followed by a question and answer session with William Fotheringham and a chance to buy signed copies of the book.

There will be a licensed bar at the event.

The Laurel and Hardy Museum

The Roxy Cinema,
Brogden Street,
Ulverston,
LA12 7AH

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