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The World of Tommy Simpson DVD


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Description
My original film, 'Something to Aim At ' is a film that told the story of Tom Simpson - who he was, where he came from and what he achieved. After it was released, so many people contacted me with their own personal memories of meeting Tom, that I felt another, more in-depth film, should be made about him…'  Ray Pascoe

The World of Tommy Simpson is a film that takes a closer look at Tom through the eyes of the people who knew him well, including: Tom's parents - in a 1968 interview  recorded just a few months after his death, they speak of his early days in Harworth and his incredible determination to succeed. Jane and Joanne Simpson - his two daughters who have very special memories.

Dave Marsh and Len Jones - who devote much of their time to looking after the Tom Simpson Collection in Harworth. Phil Pilley - the BBC producer who made the film and became a close friend after meeting Tom on the Tour de France and Roger St Pierre - the well known cycling journalist and personal friend of Tom. This film contains footage of the great man in action, including Tom riding in the Brussels Six Day Race with the legendary Peter Post, and the BBC film from 1965, that has never been released on video or DVD before. All of which adds up to the moving story that is The World of Tommy Simpson.

Of special note is the BBC film included on this DVD. A fascinating documentary, containing extremely rare archive footage, it is a very special piece of cycling history, as Tom talks very frankly about his goals, cycling and what it takes to be a champion. It is unmissable.

A film by Ray Pascoe

DVD EXTRAS: 15 minutes of bonus features;

• Extra footage and interviews from the 1964 Tour de France
• Tom Simpson photo gallery
R/T: 125 mins
DVD Region: (0) Worldwide