1962 Winter Reliability Ride

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by Ajax Bay, 4 Dec 2017.

  1. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    East Devon
    Last edited: 4 Dec 2017
    Milkfloat, Dayvo, wicker man and 4 others like this.
  2. Brilliant
  3. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

    Richmond ,Surrey
    That brought back memories of how things looked around the roads when I was still at junior school , I actually saw a 6 wheel bus , maybe a Trolley bus ,
    Nice footage !
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  4. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

  5. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    South Wales
    Snow and no gloves.Real men.
  6. confusedcyclist

    confusedcyclist Über Member

    quite a few of these riders had what appear to be roll bags/saddle bags that look visually similar to these...


    What are they? Haven't seen them before.
  7. OP
    Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    East Devon
    In the film, a fair few look to have a rolled up cape and maybe a folded tubular strapped under/behind the saddle (as you'd expect) - well before the days of lightweight anoraks/jackets/cagoules consigned capes to a rarely (or never) used option.
  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Just seen this and what wonderful footage: oh for the simplicity of yesteryear.

    Mind you, I certainly would have had me mam knit me some gloves and a hat. :cold:
  9. Tail End Charlie

    Tail End Charlie Guru

    Only just seen this, it's great! Interesting that,whilst there's an assortment of woollen tops, most are wearing 3/4 lowers and long socks. Few with any sort of head covering either, in winter.
  10. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    does anyone recognise the check point at 11:47 ?

    the video sequence would suggest it is between Alnwick and North Charlton but I can't place it
  11. OP
    Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    East Devon
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