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Simon Hood grew up in a village near York with a bus service so infrequent that he soon learnt to ride a bike. In his early teens, trips to the city centre were blighted forever by his first visit to Bootham Crescent. Subsequent matches failed to deter him: York City grew into an affliction he is yet to shake off.


"ONE MAN. ONE TEAM. ONE BIKE. Sick of drifting aimlessly through his thirties, Simon Hood gives up his job and flat to embark on a unique adventure. A lifelong York City supporter, he sets out to cycle to their every match over the course of a season."

Recent Blog Posts

The latest posts from the Hood Words blog

Jul 7, 2013


Ever since I got the Oulipo Compendium for Christmas a few years ago, and subsequently...

Apr 17, 2013

Hit For The Bicycle

At the end of April 2008, Matthew Blake pedalled away from his family home near Banbury,...

Mar 23, 2013

Going gently

  In a digression halfway through Bicycle Kicks, I revisited the ill-starred...