Eppie Epford is a hairdresser by trade but in his spare time he's a demon bicycle racer - the best in the area, they say.
He's looking forward to the forthcoming Easter Sports where he's the favourite for the five-mile race.
Little does he know that before the starter's gun sounds, he'll be mixed up with a murder, some murky politics, suspicious betting, gentry of questionable morals and some very persistent policemen.But there's always Miss Alma Gains to rely upon, a young lady of unquestionable intelligence and indomitable daring.
She also wants to be a racer, despite being a woman, and Eppie doesn't see in the least why she shouldn't be.
Unfortunately, that's not the opinion of most people.Can Eppie solve the murder and extricate himself and Alma from a perilous situation?
He's a racer - he's not going to give up until the race is won - but there are dangerous forces ranged against him...