23 JULY 2005, Page 21

Life cycle

From Robert Pettifer

Sir: As the author of Le Tour: a History of the Tour de France 1903–2003, Geoffrey Wheatcroft should know that Lance Armstrong’s book is called not It’s All About the Bike but It’s Not About the Bike (‘Driven cyclist’, 16 July).

This puts a rather different slant on a book that is predominantly about life and death rather than about bicycles.

Robert Pettifer Rugby, Warwickshire