Counting Cols

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Acclaimed historian, biographer and lifelong cyclist Graham Robb joins Jack Thurston by phone to talk about his latest book, a comprehensive catalogue of the 2,002 cols and passes of the British Isles. They also talk about Robb’s earlier books The Discovery of France, The Ancient Paths and why the bicycle is the perfect vehicle for the historian in the field.

3 thoughts on “Counting Cols

  1. Thank you for doing this Jack, the bike show is always a treat and the further it gets from skinny tyres and racing the better it gets.
    Graham is wonderfully eloquent about the bicycle without being too evangelical. I’ll add his book to my reading list.

  2. I’ve just realised and am now convinced the photograph was taken between Hay and Capel y Ffin on the (approach to) the Bwlch yr Efengyl.

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