Long before the Tour de France, and Sir Bradley Wiggins, there was Arthur Linton from Aberdare. A world cycling champion in 1895 who not only left behind the first drug scandal, but also the first racing bike – Gladiator.
Fast forward to the modern day we meet 18 year old Jimmy, who stumbles upon the Gladiator in his garage, along with the ghost of the trainer Choppy Warburton, who has returned in the search of ‘honour and dignity’.
Unfortunately for Jimmy this means embarking on the Bordeaux to Paris bike race – without ever leaving his garage.
A surreal journey full of pitfalls and punctures where he must meet to survive the attentions of his goth girl neighbour, his model wannabe twin sister, his mother’s slimeball boyfriend, his hapless dad who’s been missing for ten years – and the lure for shame or glory.
Suitable for ages 14+
Available from Newbridge Memo
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