Superb photos, would like to see more.
Very sad to hear Trevor Bull has passed away, nice bloke. The guy pushing him off was one Kim Cope who had the dubious honour of being the first rider ever to come off on the day the Leicester track was opened for use - it was of decidedly dodgy geometry initially, at speed there was little transistion out of the banking onto the straights - it was recified. a superb facility - the banking was thirty seven and a half degrees from the vertical - I watched in awe at the '80 world champs in the sprint final as the Russian and Polish riders did a track stand at the top of the banking under total control for a good five minutes.
I have a photo I took of Paul Medhurst and I think Andy Coady or may have been Dave Marsh in a quarter or semi final in the amateur sprint at Leicester in 1975. You can see the 'Antipodean' attitude of Mr Medhurst, very entertaining.
I saw him trying to beat Ian Hallam - as per the other photo -and he used every tactical trick in the book - but Ian Hallam wasn't a real sprinter with acceleration he just went from the gun and used his speed and stamina to burn the opposition off.
The track surface was very fine concrete and gave a burn like a hot iron on contact..
Excellent I would love to see the full set of them as well.
i actually train and race with steve cronshaw and have that tandem in my garage
The '34 Nomads CC - CP Hart pursuit team riders are, left to right, Peter Hamilton, Ron Keeble (twice national 10-mile champion), Rik Evans (a world silver medalist with the GB squad) and Glen Mitchell. The club was founded in 1934, hence '34 Nomads (not 34th Nomads as it eben appeared on some club jerseys).
the pictures are awesome.
makes me wanna test the track around here.
i don`t know though if that would be a good idea considering my riding skills....
No disrespect meant to the memory of Trevor Bull, but that fellow helping him start in that photo looks as if Trevor might have had cabbage the night before...
guys face on the back hahaha
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