Monday Morning Motivation – London to Holyhead 1964

9 Oct

Finish of London to Holyhead race

53 years ago, people were getting up to incredible feats. This short documentary shows the longest unpaced single day classic cycling race that took place in 1964 (not 1962 as the caption says). Does that inspire you to get out on your bike for a ride this week?


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5 Responses to “Monday Morning Motivation – London to Holyhead 1964”

  1. bgddyjim 11/10/2017 at 9:31 am #

    That’s Awesome! Interestingly, they did the first 100 miles in 4:45… I ride faster than that. Kinda neat.

    • bgddyjim 11/10/2017 at 9:32 am #

      Oh, it should be acknowledged… They had 165 to go after that. That’s a big day!

      • Tamsyn Smith 26/10/2017 at 3:27 pm #

        That’s speedy – it definitely takes me a lot longer to do 100 miles… and I’ve never done more than 110 in a single day.

      • bgddyjim 26/10/2017 at 5:02 pm #

        Thanks. I’ve done 125 once but I learned that 100 is enough!

  2. unironedman 12/10/2017 at 9:04 am #

    I wasn’t quite ready for that jaunty music so early in the morning! God bless ’em, but having been in Holyhead many times, I wouldn’t have been in a hurry to get there 😉

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