Author: Classic Vintage Cycling

H.H. England chats to Tommy Godwin as Godwin p…

H.H. England chats to Tommy Godwin as Godwin prepares to break the Year record. In 1939, Godwin rode 120,805 km (75,065 miles), an average of almost 331 km per day (over 206 miles).

Giro, 1909, Eberardo Pavesi, Carlo Galetti, an…

Giro, 1909, Eberardo Pavesi, Carlo Galetti, and Luigi Ganna.

Francois Marie of FMB, Francois Marie Boyaux, …

Francois Marie of FMB, Francois Marie Boyaux, the last French firm making traditional tubular tyres.

Happy birthday to Bernard Hinault, seen here i…

Happy birthday to Bernard Hinault, seen here in yellow in the 1986 Tour.

Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins

Alexander Vinokourov

Alexander Vinokourov

Paris Roubaix became known as the Hell of the …

Paris Roubaix became known as the Hell of the North (L’Enfer du Nord) after the 1919 race passed through the hellish post-war landscape of Northern France.

In fact, that year’s winner, Henri Pelissier, said it was a pilgrimage, not a race.

Graham Healy’s The Shattered Peloton recounts the War’s impact on the Tour de France and its riders.

Young Eddy.

Young Eddy.

Henri Pelissier won the Tour de France in 1923…

Henri Pelissier won the Tour de France in 1923.

Vintage cyclocross

Vintage cyclocross