In a great extract from the upcoming issue 34 of Rouleur Magazine, Claire Read has prepared what promises to be a gem of an article.  Sell your house to buy Rouleur this month – it’ll probably be worth it.

“…for the first year at least, concerns of a mass of riders disturbing the peace of the Peaks were unfounded (though even then John had slightly underestimated – 35 competitors lined up rather than 30). One of those at the start line on Sunday 1 October, 1961, was a Martin ‘Ginger’ Garwood. A 27-year-old plumber, he hailed from Clapham in London and had made a 480 mile round trip to compete.”

Read the extract here