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Tim Moore

Tim Moore was born in Chipping Norton in 1964. After a curiously truncated academic career he found journalistic employment interviewing people he’d never heard of and writing on subjects of which he knew nothing – most notably video games, which for three years he reviewed full-time.

In 1998 Tim accidentally embarked on the therapeutic Arctic voyage that was to spawn Frost on My Moustache, a critically-acclaimed comic travelogue that regrettably took its name from the punchline of an offensive joke. This was followed by books including Continental Drifter, Do Not Pass Go, Spanish Steps, Nul Points, I Believe in Yesterday, and You Are Awful (But I Like You), Gironimo!The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Along the Iron Curtain Trail and Another Fine Mess: Across the USA in a Ford Model-T. His most recent book is Vuelta Skelter: Riding the Remarkable 1941 Tour of Spain in which Tim Moore completes his epic trilogy of Grand Tours (after French Revolutions and Gironimo!). Vuelta Skelter was shortlisted for 'Cycling Book of the Year' at the Sports Book Awards 2022.

In between books he goes on holidays and writes about them for the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times and BBC Lonely Planet Magazine. He lives in west London with his family.

Twitter: @mrtimmoore

Books in order of publication:

Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer (1999)

French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France (2001)

Continental Drifter: Taking the Low Road with the First Grand Tourist (2001)

Do Not Pass Go: From the Old Kent Road to Mayfair (2002)

Spanish Steps: Travels with My Donkey (2004)

Nul Points (2006)

I Believe in Yesterday: My Adventures in Living History (2008)

You Are Awful (But I Like You): Travels Through Unloved Britain (2012)

Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy (2014)

The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold (2016)

Another Fine Mess: Across the USA in a Ford Model-T (2018)

Vuelta Skelter: Riding the Remarkable 1941 Tour of Spain (2021)

Tim Moore Titles