The search through the little grey cells continues and here are some random results ...
... A chance meeting recalled the career of ex-pro Brian Robinson - more here...
... Who remembers the Falcon Cycles team of the 1960’s and 70’s?
... Even I cannot remember the 1954 Tour of Europe but I’m sure that Brian Robinson does - more here...
and now also available at Tour-Racing.co.uk
... This was the bike to try to replicate for 3rd Cat road racing in 1970; Eddy Merckx’s 1969 Tour de France winner ...
... Reading the 1954 Tour of Britain programme provided another source for Brian Robinson and racing in 1950’s - more here... and soon also at Tour-Racing.co.uk
... Enquiries about 1960’s bike shops lead to creating a page of vintage advertising
... Even after all these years of “globalisation” of the elite cycling calendar Britain still has little to show for it. The Tour of Britain will again be the sole UK stage race with a UCI ranking in 2011. One day events in 2011 will be boosted by the Olympic Test in August but even so the East Midlands Cicle Classic is the only other one I can find. That’s probably why this particular race from 1959 is something of the legend
... Retromag covers a vast range of magazines that includes vintage cycling editions from - Miroir des Sports, Miroir du Cyclisme, Miroir Sprint, But et Club and But Miroir des Sports.
... The Forty Plus Cycling Club has a member’s library that includes some of these hard-to-find editions.
... And finally there is a great selection of cycling books - and even clothing - for jogging your memory at Bromley Video