This issue carried the fascinating story of the birth of cycle shows. Nowadays housed in vast exhibition halls, the first one, called the Stanley Show, was held at the Athenaeum on Camden Road, London – not to be confused with the Athenaeum Club in Pall Mall.
It was organized by the Stanley Bicycle Club, which was founded on 1 May 1876, when 11 men got together with the objective “to encourage the pursuit of the then-novel pastime of bicycling”.
They took their name from the famous explorer HM Stanley, who himself had taken his name from a Mr. Stanley of New Orleans who had funded many of his trips.
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WARMING UP IS IT WORTH IT?
Most of us warm up more out of habit than scientific conviction. Here to add some rigour to our pre-race routines, Dr Mark Burnley has a PhD in precisely which warm-ups work best..
Tour of Britain 7 June, 1964
The race departs from Blackpool, Lancashire, on the second part of the first stage. The riders would race 154km to Buxton where Brit Colin Lewis would cross the line victorious.
Shimano launches new Dura-Ace and Ultegra
Not one but two new 12-speed, semi-wireless groupsets unveiled, writes Simon Smythe
Storey leads British Paralympic velodrome medal rush
Veteran stars as Brits rack up podium places aplenty, writes Vern Pitt
WorldTour teams court Vernon after l'Avenir win
Brit ready to hit the big time, reports Vern Pitt
Relaxed Roglič poised to strike
Stealthy Slovenian bides his time for red jersey move, writes Vern Pitt
Independent Pedaler dominate National 50
Kent team take women’s podium and men’s gold
RACE PREVIEW TOUR OF BRITAIN
WITH A STELLAR LINE-UP AND A TOUGH ROUTE TO TACKLE, THIS YEAR’S RACE SHOULD PROVE TO BE A CLASSIC
Cycling 6 October 1984
Phil Thomas wins titles not hearts
Afghanistan Veteran Van Gass Claims Double Gold
Paralympic debutant sweeps the boards in Tokyo, reports Vern Pitt