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Plymouth film premiere on cycling hero

Colin Lewis competed in the Tour de France Photo:

Thousands of people lined the streets this week to see the Tour De France in the UK. Now a film has been made featuring our very own cycling hero here in the west country, who was doing what Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish were doing before they were even born. There's no doubt that Colin Lewis has an inspirational story to tell.

Not many professional sportsmen can say they started competing as a bet. But Colin Lewis is certainly no ordinary sportsman. He's 71 but it's injury that has kept him from competitive cycling this year certainly not age.

Colin has raced the Tour de France twice. The first time in 1967 , he was one of only three British cyclists to finish - his room mate collapsed and died during the race - and he did it on a bike with just ten gears and cycling more than 800 miles further than Chris Froome did last year when he won it.

In his career he's won more than 250 races across the world, he competed from Great Britain at the 1964 Olympic Games. It's no wonder his story was the perfect choice for film-maker Carrie Hill.

Colin will be guest of honour at a special screening of the film tonight at Plymouth Arts Centre.