Back To The Future With A 1960 Issue Of 'Cycling And Mopeds'

Back to the future with a 1960 issue of 'Cycling and Mopeds'

Trevor Ward 1 Apr 2021 A 60-year-old artefact provides a glimmer of light from cycling’s glorious past and offers hope for the future. Illustration: Clear as Mud A dusty relic arrives from my friend Myles in Northern Ireland. Anything from Myles – who raced 10 editions of Ireland’s fearsomely tough stage race, the Rás, and now designs cycling kit for the Galibier brand – is always worth attention. He appreciates cycling heritage with all the reverence of an oenophile uncorking a 1982 Petrus Bordeaux. His gift does not disappoint. It’s a copy of Cycling And Mopeds dated 3rd August 1960 and the black and white cover photo sums up everything that is beautiful and mythical about our sport: a rider in two-tone woollen jersey and leather mitts is bent over the bars and grimacing with a suffering that is almost tangible. The bike he rides is a wafer of anorexic ...

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