There is a lot to do before the web site is up to speed. If you would like to contribute now is the time to get in touch via info at tour-racing.co.uk
The brief is simple - anything of interest to fans of Cycle Racing Tours, past, present or future. And things of interest are most likely items that add to what is available on the web. So no value in this site re-listing the previous winners of the Tour de France, for example. They are already available in lots of places - printed and electronic.
However a story or photo - from decades past or just last week - that makes a unique contribution to the web is what is needed.
It is amazing how much material is lost or destroyed every year. And the older it was the less chance there is of another copy being found. Even magazine articles from the 1950s are disintegrating into useless fragments. And electronic media vanishes overnight when websites are not maintained. So scan those fragile paper / film records and give copies to everyone you can!
1945 Brighton-Glasgow - updates
1946 Brighton-Glasgow - updates
1947 Brighton-Glasgow - updates
1948 Brighton-Glasgow - updates
1949 Brighton-Glasgow - updates
1959 Tour de l’Ouest - Morvan and Simpson
1960s Biographies - new page started
1945 Brighton-Glasgow - Robert Batot
1946 Brighton-Glasgow - Mike Peers
1959 Tour of Britain - Bill Bradley
1950s Biographies - Brian Haskell
1955 Tour of Ireland - Brian Haskell
1950s Biographies - Russell Mockridge (with Scam Alert)
1950s Biographies - Ted Gerrard, Brian Haskell
1950s Biographies - Doug Petty, Ken Russell
1950s Biographies - Joe Christison, Albert Keenahan
1953 Royal Air Force 5-Day - Joe Christison
1950s Biographies - updates
1956 Tour of Ireland - Jimmy Rae
1956 Tour of Spain - Conterno
1960 Tour de France - Nencini
1954 Tour of Ireland - Bernard Pusey
1950s Biographies - Fred Krebs
1952 Tour of Britain - Ken Russell
1959 Tour de France - Bahamontes
1954 Tour of Egypt - Van Meenen
1953 Tour of Ireland - Brian Haskell
1955 Tour of Britain - Tony Hewson
1947 Tour de France - Jean Robic
1979 Tour of Britain - Kashirin
1969 Tour of Britain - Den Hartog
1951 Tour of Britain - Ian Steel
1960 Tour of Italy - Jacques Anquetil
1953 Tour of Italy - Early Stages
1953 Peace Race - Final Stages
1953 Tour of Britain - Early stages
1972 Tour of Italy - Preview
Having been running for a few years now Tour-Racing has clearly developed in some areas and not in others.
The most obvious difference is the activity variations between the decades. We continue to get more old stuff - but no new stuff; apart from editorial comments on current tours.
Part of the problem is that there are plenty of sources for the modern material. But the main practical constraint is that much modern material has copyright issues but the web site has no funds to pay for new photos or stories.
So it has been decided to trim back the coverage to just those decades that can make a useful contribution to the web-sphere.
So, at least for the short term, the 1970’s will be the most recent decade that is available online.
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