Maxine Peake’s trailblazing tale is back for 4 weeks only after a sold-out first run.
Beryl Burton MBE, OBE – twice World Road-race Champion, five times World Pursuit Champion – was never meant to cycle.
Aged 11, a serious illness left her with a weakened heart. Doctors warned against strenuous exercise for the rest of her life.
Aged 30, branded ‘the Yorkshire housewife’ and with no financial sponsorship, she became the first sportswoman in history to break a men’s competitive record.
Featuring a host of unforgettable characters and a great big dollop of Northern wit, Maxine Peake’s freewheeling play is the extraordinary true story of a woman who pushed at the limits, took on the status quo – and won.
A cycling play which freewheels to victory