Paris-Roubaix, the toughest race in cycling, and one amateur's attempt to survive 'The Hell of the North'.
Iain MacGregor has ridden a bike since the age of three and can fully recall every major accident he's suffered, even the one that knocked him out cold. Has worked in publishing for twenty years with some of the biggest names in sport and sports journalism.
"Absorbing story of the legendary spring classic... A must for fans of all things Paris-Roubaix." * Cycle Sport * "I have been acquainted with Mr. MacGregor for many years and know him to be of unsound mind. When he said he was tackling the 'Hell of the North', I should have guessed that didn't mean going home for Christmas." * Tim Moore, author of French Revolutions and Gironimo! * "Evocative and very enjoyable. Highly recommend it." * Peter Cossins, author of The Monuments * "MacGregor's is a genuinely inspirational story which blends details of his preparation with the race's history and his take on why it continues to attract the greats." * Birmingham Post * "A highly entertaining read, well written, well paced and guaranteed to bring your enthusiasm for cobbles to the boil." * Washing Machine Post *