Sunday, May 13, 2007

Some retrobike metabloggage

Over at Phil Varner's blog, scans of Cycling Weekly's reportage of the 1967 Track World Champs at Amsterdam.

Ron Baensch, disqualified at these champs for doping, was a consistent medallist in the sprints during the early sixties, and was to go onto greater notoriety for punching a commisaire at the 1970 World Champs at Leicester , England.

The report on Sercu's victory in the Pro sprint suggests that ₤250 was the going rate to buy a World Championships.

From Youtube, a couple of English film clips from the fifties, showing a CTC outing by train.


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