1934 cycle race at Brooklands

Just been watching some of the fabulous footage on the British Pathe archives online. If you have not yet seen them then I would strongly recommend spending some time of their website.  Just make sure you have plenty of time!

Here is a great little video of a cycle race at Brooklands, Surrey. Maybe one day I will get the opportunity to ride around there albeit a bit slower.

Tour Of Britain 2014 flew through our village today….

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Today the #TourOfBritain came through our village so we thought it was only polite to take some time out this afternoon to take a stroll past the cricket ground and watch the racers as they sped past. With primary school children lining the way and quite a crowd of locals out to cheer the riders on it was a lovely atmosphere. I decided to head away from the crowd to get a few shots against a less cluttered background with some nice autumn colour behind the riders. I positioned myself with a few other people at the bottom off Kingston Hill in Kingston Blount, Canon camera in hand I was poised and ready! After lots of police and organiser motorbikes came flying though the cyclists suddenly appeared. I had to be quick as they had just travelled down the hill and still had plenty of pace. Here are a few of my favourite shots from the race, it all happened in such a blur and was all over in 30 seconds once the pack appeared. See if there are any cyclists you can recognise?