On the eve of the 2024 Tour de France, Carlton Kirby, the Voice of Cycling, shares tall tales and frank opinions from his 25 years in the commentary box.

In a funny and revealing evening for all cycling fans, Carlton will reflect on his front-row experiences at the Tour and other big races plus the hard lessons he’s learned from life on the road, as a bon viveur in budget hotels across Europe.

Carlton Kirby has been in the Eurosport commentary box for a golden age of British cycling and the evening will also include stories of his not-always-happy dealings with British stars from Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to Mark Cavendish, as well as his gantry partner-in-crime Sean Kelly.

Carlton will be in conversation with former Procycling magazine writer Duncan Steer. There will be a chance to ask your own questions.

He will speak at Carlisle's Old Fire Station on Wednesday June 5, 2024, with tickets available for £15.