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The late Albert Beurick with the Tom Simpson portrait at Harworth

Forgotten? Not Here!

Even though so much of sport is soon forgotten, there are a small band people out there who collect and restore. They work at preserving something to serve has both a record of the past - and a resource for future generations.
In cycle sport there has been a steady growth in interest historic events - and the importance of preserving not just records but also memorabilia while this still possible.
Here I have collected together some links to interesting web sites - and added some original material of my own; especially for aspects of cycle sport that I could not find when searching for myself!

One such group of collectors and restorers meet for the Bygone Bykes Club’s annual classic bike display, ride and auction in Bradford, West Yorkshire more...

I guess that you all know about Tom Simpson’s memorials and the small museum at Harworth, the museum in the home of Fausto Coppi and the Tour of Flanders centre in Belgium [links below]. But I am still surprised when I find that major events, and venues, go unreported on t’internet. Worse still .. finding that there is an entry but the content is factually wrong.

So first up in my gap-filling journey is Camperdown Velodrome in Sydney, Australia with photos from my visits around 1971.

And following the theme of former track racing venues -there is a page about Saffron Lane Leicester; venue for the World Championships in 1970. And I have even found my old negatives of Legrams Lane Stadium, Bradford so know that it did once exist ....  Also there were other tracks in Yorkshire but what happenned to them?

But no one has found a suitable replacement for Essex’s Harlow Velodrome despite 15 years of “effort”!

And back with the Tom Simpson connection there is an attempt to make sense of the many variations of that iconic black and white Peugeot racing jerseys with their checkerboard band. A design that seems to keep reappearing.

The Huddersfield 2-Day road race in 1963 stretched the legs of many well-known British riders - a sort of Tour of Flanders but with real hills!

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Tom Simpson

British winner of the World Pro Road Race Championship in 1966 who died on Mont Ventoux is remembered at his home village more....

Ronde van Vlaanderen

Belgium’s top one-day classic has its own museum in Flanders at Oudenaarde more..

Fausto Coppi

Il Campionissimo - born 1919 at Castellania, Italy; World Champion and winner of the Giro 5 times despite World War II. Remembered here..

Retro BLRC Bordeaux-Paris Front Pages Cycling Books Gone but not ... 6-Day Races in London Bygone Bykes Simpson Museum Camperdown Track Saffron Lane Track Legrams Lane Track Harlow Track Peugeot Jerseys Huddersfield 2-Day Tracks in Yorkshire ICS Magazine ICS Magazine 1969 ICS Magazine 1970 ICS Magazine 1971 ICS Magazine 1972 ICS Magazine 1973 ICS Magazine 1974 ICS Magazine 1975 ICS Magazine 1976 ICS Magazine 1977 ICS Magazine 1978 ICS Magazine 1979 ICS Magazine 1980 ICS Magazine 1981 ICS Magazine 1982 ICS Magazine 1983 ICS Magazine 1984 Pre-war Magazines Race Programmes Remember When

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Camperdown Track
Saffron Lane Track
Legrams Lane Track
Harlow Track
Peugeot Jerseys
Huddersfield 2-Day
Tracks in Yorkshire
ICS Magazine
ICS Magazine 1969
ICS Magazine 1970
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ICS Magazine 1977
ICS Magazine 1978
ICS Magazine 1979
ICS Magazine 1980
ICS Magazine 1981
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ICS Magazine 1984
Pre-war Magazines
Race Programmes
Remember When

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