Posts Tagged ‘black and white’

Rollapaluza edit. Birmingham heats.

May 17, 2011

It’s taken me an age to get my head around this movie lark and that coupled with a dying mac has had me in bits of late, but in between panic and a lot of hand gestures and shouting I managed to squeeze this quick edit out. I hope you like it, and especially my Birmingham peoples!

Shot during the Midlands Rollapaluza heats in Birmingham, April 2011.

At the end of the night Tom Gillespie won in fine style, beating his opponent Marcus by 3 seconds over 1000m.

Peep the results.

Black and White

September 20, 2010

Some great shots of the six day races in America just after WWII found over at bikeraceinfo. I especially like the top one here, braces and side slicked barnets are a great look.

Now this is Hip.

May 4, 2010

Somewhere underneath all those embellishments there is a bicycle.

Vanni Pettenella for Ovamaltina.

March 23, 2010

I am guessing Ovamaltina is what we now call Ovaltine right? Still, a great bit of footage of the recently passed Vanni Pettenella – RIP.

Nice find gucci life.

Handsworth Park circa 60.

March 22, 2010

For folks in Birmingham you may be interested to know that this is the north Birmingham CTC racing around Handsworth park circa 1960. I wish there were more photographs of this day as it looks like they had a fantastic turnout but alas, no more pics!

Thanks John G for sending this over.

Ghent in Black & White.

March 4, 2010

There is something so lovely and timeless about black and photography, it makes me want to go out and snap shots all day long and as the sun begins to rear it’s head once again this becomes ever more possible.

Great shots, seen here.

But Club. Ahem!

November 13, 2009


Via Guccilife.

Birth of the Alleycat.

November 11, 2009

Really digging these photies found on my daily perusement of the interweb.

From what I gather they were all taken between the 1960 and 1963 at what the French quite fittingly called ‘Courier’ races. However at the source you will find photographic examples of the races from as early as 1890!

The photograph underneath is pure greatness. These guys must be the most stylish newspaper delivery boys I ever saw.






The French in the 20s and 30s and beyond, it seems, had races for just about everything – from cars to bicycles to childrens pedal-cars and scooters, just about every means of transport was represented with its own “championship”. Bicycle couriers of various descriptions, common throughout Paris, were no exception. In the years prior to World War II, and even during the war (and perhaps even after), several events occurred annually which gave the couriers their chance to shine – and shine they did.

Source – You may also like this video from 1942 of one of the aforementioned ‘courier’ races.

British Pathe.

November 10, 2009

I am terribly annoyed.

The big steaming dog poo that is WordPress has this morning prevented me from embedding a multitude of the most amazing and fantastic videos of British cycling history from a website that was previously unknown to me. British Pathe.


I would have loved to have shown you the movie of the 1951 Tour de Britain but no, it won’t let me, I would also have liked to post about a 1956 Dunlop T.V advertisement but alas Worpress says no so unfortunately friends you will all have to go see for yourself by going here.

If you like your movies black and white and you are partial to a spot of nostalgia then it really is a must!

Thanks LS of B’ham cyclist for the linky.

Even Mo Briggs.

September 2, 2009




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