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.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Speaking to the local media after the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys gave an honest assessment of the game, and expressed his pride in the way his young charges had performed against the title-chasing hosts.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby scrum half Callum Braley is excited by the challenge of the West Country Derby, and the ex-Bristol man reveals the squad will be giving their all.
Speaking to the local media this week, David Humphreys admitted that team selection for Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at Bath has not been an easy one, with numerous players ruled out due to injury and suspension. However, he pledged that whoever is wearing the Cherry and White will be 100% committed to fighting until the very last minute.
Speaking to GRTV after the 35-13 Aviva Premiership victory over London Irish, Tom Savage praised his team mates for sticking to their game plan and showing real character to clinch an impressive win despite only playing with 14 men for nearly an hour.
With Connacht Rugby the visitors to Kingsholm on Sunday (kick off 3:30pm) for Sunday's European Rugby Champions Cup play-off, Gloucester ring the changes from the side that took the field against Bath last weekend.
Matt Kvesic was a double winner at the Gloucester Rugby End of Season Awards Dinner on Tuesday, coupled with being named in the England Rugby training squad and the 23-year old is delighted with how his campaign has gone.
Gloucester Rugby held their End of Season Dinner at the Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse this week. Amongst all the awards, Thinus Delport interviewed James Hook, Laurie Fisher, Charlie Sharples and Billy Twelvetrees.