I am off the bike at the moment due to post-viral syndrome: hence, by car, a visit to the 10th Annual Classic Bike Display, in Shelf, West Yorks today. The show was put on by the Bygone Bykes Club, and included a short ride (not for me, sadly) on period bikes, around the British League of Racing Cyclists’ ‘Beacon Grand Prix’ circuit.
The centrepiece was a lovely Percy Stallard mass start road bike:
Along with the bike was a framed 1952 leader’s jersey from the Tour of Britain.
Another lovely exhibit, in rather less pristine condition, was a Bob Jackson personalised for Beryl Burton, along with her world championship jersey:
With the recent discussion about breakaway leagues in professional cycling and how best to raise the profile of women in cycling, these two figures seem rather contemporary…