Brian Pearson R.I.P.

Brian Pearson R.I.P.

Sad to learn of the death of Brian Pearson a well known Merseyside road racer from the fifties and sixties. He was a member of the North Wirral Velo and latterly, I think, the Mersey Roads Club.
In this photo taken apparently at the Tour of the Lakes two day Brian is leading and in third place is Jacky Lowe Southport RCC who won an edition of the race.

Comments (1)

LeMonster in 1978

LeMonster in 1978

Great photo of Greg Lemond stirring things up at a California race in 1978. Thankyou to Fred whose Facebook page I nicked it from.

Leave a Comment

BLRC London Section championship 1951?

BLRC London Section championship 1951?

Not a good ride by Bracky who was half an hour down. I think it is 1951 as that seems to be the only year that the Dayton team was run. Not many names I know although I am fairly sure Alan Lancaster ran a pub near Burnham Beeches.

Comments (1)

West London RC 50 mile TT 3 June 1956

West London RC 50 mile TT 3 June 1956

A win for Bracky in The Race of Truth on the Amersham Road. While a 2hr 9min time wouldn’t worry Ray Booty it is a fair ride on that course. Note when the course details read ” through Missenden” etc. that is what is meant. No by pass in those days. The organiser is nameless which is just as well as he has omitted the important words “Private and Confidential”! If he is identified he could, even now, be looking at a hefty suspension, possibly even Sine Die.

Comments (1)

Grand Prix of Essex

Grand Prix of Essex

This is the 1958 race. Frank Evans, Manchester Velo is fourth. I see Frank twice a year in Mallorca where he still gets a few in. Note the team prize is “Prix De L’Equipe”-pretentious twats!

Comments (1)

Westwelve Road Club 1950

Westwelve Road Club 1950

This photo is endorsed “London 1950-Peter Clark, Bomber.

Comments (1)

John Brackstone riding a T T T

Bracky1949This photo is endorsed Esoteric TTT 1949. I am a little disappointed that Bracky didn’t bother to remove his mudguards. Note the single roller gear.

Leave a Comment

« Newer Posts · Older Posts »