Cycling History

The LAW Comes To Green Bay

” Farmers Are Busy”, ran the headline in The Green Bay Gazette of August 9, 1898, perhaps not surprising at harvest time in a state in which agriculture played so large … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Forty Years of Australian Club Racing: The Dandenong Cycle Club, 1908-1948

Wednesday July 8, 1908, outside Garnar’s on the Cranbourne Road, Melbourne, at 3:23 p.m., and Mr R. West sets off on his bicycle as the limit man in the day’s race. … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · 6 Comments

Cycling Shorts: Cycle Speedway, London 1957

This photo was taken in 1957 at the Whipps X Comets cycle speedway track at Eaton Manor, Hackney. It captures a moment during a race between the home team and … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Classic ‘Race’ Posters

I love old cycling posters. They capture something that seems missing in today’s multimedia always online world. Perhaps its because they portray a past that didn’t really exist, a golden … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

A History of Cycling in n+1 Objects: No. 3 – Merckx’s Hour Record Bike, 1972

The Hour is cycling’s blue riband event, the ultimate test of a riders’s physical ability. It is elegant in its simplicity; how far can you go in 60 minutes of … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

James ‘Jimmy’ Michael: Welsh Cycling Champion, 1877-1904

Herne Hill, Saturday 30 June 1894. Twenty-two competitors line up in the Summer heat for the Surrey Bicycle Club 100 Mile Invitation Race. Among them is a seventeen year old … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment