Herne Hill Velodrome in The Past

Some photos of Herne Hill Velodrome in London since the 19th – 20th century.

A motor cycle pacer and cyclist at the Herne Hill track circa 1940.

J. Wingrove on his penny-farthing cycle at the NCU meeting in 1909.

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.

The 4,000m team pursuit at the 1948 Olympic Games. Pictured here is the French team of Charles Coste, Serge Blusson, Ferdinand De-canali and Pierre Adam, who went on to win gold.

The 2,000m heat in the tandem race shows the eventual gold medal winners from Argentina, Ferdinando Teruzzi and Renato Perona.

A sprint race at the Herne Hill track on 14 September 1929. Left to right: R Meller, ST Cozens and the eventual winner CJ Hallerback.

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.

via Guardian


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