Saturday, 20 October 2012

Family Album

This is great picture (Eltham J himself) I dug out from one of my old family photo albums. The outdoor track is Herne Hill in South London and the event is a 4000 metre pursuit. I particularly like the 'streamline' body number, which acts as a sail down the back straight and then doubles as a picnic blanket once the racing is over.

I am told that this outfit was state of the art, with shorts either from Holdsworth's bike shop in South London or purchased in Belgium by whoever was heading out to the continent. They weren’t Lycra but wool (yes!) in fact the 'give' you get in modern fabrics was created by using bagginess, which unfortunately didn't last long being wool. All the jerseys were pure silk, very expensive but lightweight.

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