Some photos of Herne Hill Velodrome in London since the 19th – 20th century.
The 1,000m (scratch) sprint at the 1948 Games: Italy’s Mario Ghella leads Great Britain’s Reh Harris in the first heat of the final. Ghella won, and went on to claim the gold medal, with Harris winning silver.
This photo was taken from album of images collected by Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910), showing the Cambridge University triplet of Kenny, Stewart and Rolls pacing Bennet in a 24-hour cycle race. Rolls founded the Rolls-Royce company with Frederick Henry Royce in 1906.