Posts Tagged ‘world’

Obree/Boardman Documentary straight from VHS.

April 12, 2011

Thanks to the OP for uploading this film, straight from VHS!

This is just part one, out of eight in total and if you get the time you really must watch the rest of them, you will not be dissapointed… well maybe just a little as I was due to the shaky/jerky frames. Mind you, it could have been my dying computer.

Watch right here.

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Tommy.

July 27, 2010

How have I not posted this before? Nevertheless a recent email from a Mr Ian Rowley ( thanks for getting in touch Ian ) reminded me of just how much of a legend Tommy Godwin is. Lest we also forget his Birmingham roots!

Tommy Godwin was one of this countries greatest track racing cyclists and one of cycle racings greatest ambassadors. Born in 1920 in the USA he spent his adult and working life in Birmingham. He was national sprint champion and an Olympic medalist winning two bronze medals at the 1948 London games in the team pursuit and the 1km individual time trial. Tommy also won a further bronze medal at the 1950 British Empire Games. Tommy was also manager of the British National Cycle Team at the 1964 Tokyo Games.

Tommy also had a bike shop near where I used to live, wish it was still there… it’s now an Aldi supermarket car park.

Alfred Letourneur in 2D.

April 26, 2010

AIS/RMIT Superbike Hotness.

April 15, 2010

The AIS/RMIT Olympic Superbike is an example of innovation in design and engineering. The opportunity to stretch the limits of bicycle design came in 1996, when the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) changed the rules governing bicycle design to less restrictive specifications. Through some unusual circumstances a project team was drawn from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). The resulting bike, the Superbike, allowed many top athletes to break world records.

Spotted.

Who is Lambstrong?

February 17, 2010

The saga continues.

Source.

Track Champs.

November 3, 2009

For those who missed it ( including me ) you can now watch the Track cycling world cup again on BBCiplayer…

UCI+Track+World+Championships+Day+One+DEtrE4S-WSLl

God I love iplayer! You can find me most evenings during the winter watching some sort of documentary on BBC4, last night it was ‘Jazz and the birth of cool’ in the 40s and 50s but ANYWAY enough of that. Go watch some track racing.

Watch here.
Thanks to Sam at LSF for the reminder.


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