Icons Notebook 007: Tom Simpsoni



"Pull All Your Courage Together And Carry On"

Never forgotten.

Who is the greatest British male rider of all time? It says everything you need to know that despite all British cycling's recent glory the answer is still Tom Simpson.

The first British world champion, winner of Milan - San Remo, Flanders and Lombardy, all at a time when UK riders making their way in the pro cycling world did so alone, without the financing and support systems of today.

Of course, the world remembers his tragic early death on the slopes of Ventoux in 1967, driven to his own demise by his fierce will to win, the brutal heat and his amphetamine use.

But Simpson is remembered for so much more - his character, his pioneering spirit, his humour - and above all the talent that ensures that he remains the finest of British cyclists, some 55 years after his death in Provence.


All The Handmade Cyclist’s designs start life as a sketch in a notebook. A shape, a line, a story. Pen, pencil, or whatever was to hand. Thoughts, ideas, plans. A great notebook is a companion, a colleague and a confidante.

Our beautiful notebooks feel as good as they look, with a luxurious and durable soft-touch cover (don’t be surprised if you can’t stop stroking them) and with 96 pages there’s month's worth of doodling to be done. The ideal size to fit in a jacket pocket or bag, with an elastic closure to keep things tidy. A great gift for the cycling fan if your life, or a perfect treat for you.


Product Details

Size: 21cm x 14.8cm

Designed and made in the UK

Black elastic fastening

Matt durable cover


All orders are carefully wrapped

Orders are prepared for dispatch within 24 hours of ordering

All non framing orders are shipped using Royal Mail within the UK

Please contact us if you need an urgent delivery, we will usually do our best to accommodate.


Format - A5 portrait

96 lined pages - 7mm spacing printed in grey

Page colour - off white