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 Continental Drifter, French Revolutions, Do Not Pass Go, Spanish Steps, Nul Points, I Believe in Yesterday, and You Are Awful (But I Like You), Gironimo!, his book about cycling the route of the notorious 1914 Giro d'Italia and The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Along the Iron Curtain Trail. His most recent book is Another Fine Mess: Across the USA in a Ford Model-T.
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.
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)