Get up close and personal with Kenny Logan, Steve Redgrave, Mark Ramprakash, Matthew Hoggard, James Cracknell, Ben Fogle, Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh.
The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (9th -18th October) is awash with big names this autumn, including some from the sporting hall of fame.
Events you might be interested in include "Ashes to Ashes" a celebration of the highs and lows of this pinnacle of international cricket, with Yorkshire legend and 2005 hero Matthew Hoggard, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, author of The Top 100 Cricketers of All Time, international cricketer Mark Ramprakash and afficionado of the game and author of his very own Book Of Cricket, Barry Norman.
Steve Redgrave, five-time Olympic gold medallist in rowing and Britain's greatest Olympian will be talking about how teamwork, craft, overcoming adversity and a bit of luck all contributed to his achievements. He will discuss his life and reveal how his heroes and peers have Inspired him to be the very best at his game.
Kenny Logan and Mark Ramprakash will come together to discuss their sporting lives & compare notes on their Strictly Come Dancing performances.
National hunt trainer Paul Nicholls and Irish champion jockey Ruby Walsh, with whom he has shared so many remarkable victories, will contemplate a career on the turf and the path to the top of the sport.
For these and many more great events including award winning writers, hollywood stars, political movers and shakers & comedians see www.cheltenhamfestivals.com for more info and to book online or call the box office on 0844 576 7979.
Gloucester look to build upon the local derby win over Bath last weekend with Harlequins the visitors to Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 3pm). Director of Rugby David Humphreys is expecting a close game with the two teams well matched, although it may not be a 78 point thriller like the last time the two teams met.
Named Man of the Match by BT Sport, scrum-half Willi Heinz said after the 15-11 win at Bath on Friday evening that it was a pretty happy Gloucester dressing room and reward for a lot of hard work put in during the week leading up to the game.
Speaking after the 15-11 win over Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, David Humphreys heaped praise on his players, pointing out how they had bounced back after last week's tough defeat to overcome a rough start before controlling the game and earning the win.
Gloucester Rugby hooker Richard Hibbard spoke to the local media this week as the Cherry and Whites prepare to face Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. The Welshman is ready to bounce back at The Rec.
Speaking to the local media about the local derby against Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys acknowledged that it will be a tough encounter but hugely exciting at the same time and one the squad are looking forward to.
A visibly disappointed Billy Twelvetrees admitted that it was a very sombre Gloucester dressing room as a last minute try and conversion condemned the Cherry and Whites to an 18-19 defeat against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
A disappointed Tom Savage told GRTV, after the 18-19 defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, that the whole Gloucester team had put in a fantastic effort, but just couldn't find the extra one or two percent necessary to put away a top side.
Speaking after the narrow loss to Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon, David Humphreys says despite there being a lot of good in Gloucester's performance, he rued the failure to close the game out, as well as thanking the home support
After a disappointing opening weekend loss to their Scottish counterparts, England U20s will be eager to bounce back in Italy this evening, with Gloucester flyer Mat Protheroe set to pull the strings from fly half.
Gloucester Rugby make just the one change to the starting line up that won at Bath last Friday evening, flanker Matt Kvesic restored to the starting XV as the Cherry and Whites welcome Harlequins to Kingsholm in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday (kick off 3pm).
The Early Bird deadline for ticket purchases for the Aviva Premiership fixture against Harlequins on Saturday will expire at 6:30pm on Thursday evening, with tickets already limited for one area of Kingsholm.