Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:53 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:41 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:51 am
Posts: 483
Location: Bolton
I visited my local library recently who had a little bicycle literature display on. I noticed a book by Albert Winstanley, who was a local writer (Bolton). Great reading - not mtb orientated, it's more 1930's - 1990's "golden era" type writing and also seems to cross over to local history & nature writing. Worth checking out (3 books: "The Golden Wheels of.....", "Golden Days Awheel", and "Owd Tom".

Whilst reading more about Albert I found another local writer, Charlie Chadwick.

Some amazing accounts on there, considering he was riding single speed on 1920's/30's roads. eg, Bolton to Scarborough in a day (135 miles)

I also started reading about Frank Patterson, famous for his cycling sketches evocative of the era.

Anyone into this kind of stuff?


 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:28 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:33 pm
Posts: 845
Location: Highlands
Great link, I'm sure I remember the name from Rough Stuff Fellowship magazines over 20 years ago - very enjoyable reading even if it does make me feel guilty for reading more than riding!

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], yakboy and 5 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group