Cycling WeeklyIt gives a light in the direction in which the machine is proceeding but it gives exactly the same light in all other directions. Bidlake concluded that Chinese lanterns were probably not legal and that anyone determined to hang a coloured lantern on his bike would be utterly foolish to do so, except for decorative purposes at a cycle parade. Cycling campaigned against women s racing and refused to publish results and then, in the 1940s, stood out against the British League of Racing Cyclists in its campaign to reintroduce massed racing to open roads. We have seen in leaded headlines the figures showing the sacrifice of life and limb upon the altar of the speed fetish - a grim toll, leaping upward year by year.
Cycling Weekly is a British cycling magazine. Its first editor was William Fotheringham, who had also been on IPC s staff. Sutcliffe s replacement was Robert Garbutt, who is the current editor.
Both eventually merged with Cycling. The title has changed hands on several occasions. In 1912 it wrote: The daily newspapers have awakened to the peril of the streets.
It called the organisation s first race A hopeless revolt. The wholesaler and patron of the sport, Ron Kitching, said: Looking for more sales and advertisers in June 1957, Cycling introduced pages dedicated to mopeds and the magazine changed its name to Cycling & Mopeds. I am ready to read the outpourings of wrath which will be brought down upon me by these remarks of reasonable protest.
Gayfer was succeeded by Ken Evans, whose interest in short-distance time-trialling led to a parallel competition to the British Best All-Rounder: the Campagnolo Trophy for races over 25 miles (40 km). Alan Gayfer left Cycling in 1969 to work for the United Press news agency on the other side of Fleet Street, London, where Cycling then had its offices.
What is required is that the lamp shall be so constructed and placed as to exhibit a light in the direction in which a rider is proceeding. Now, a Chinese lantern gives an all-round light. Among those taken on by Gayfer and who have remained in cycling journalism are the television commentator Phil Liggett and the author Les Woodland.
The first was Frank Southall, who had won that year s BBAR competition and signed his page before 7,000 cyclists attending the BBAR prize-giving at the Royal Albert Hall, London. His cartoons where a regular fixture of the magazine since February 6, 1946 until his death in November 2009. .
(Harry) England, who took what was considered to be a traditional view of cycling and opposed the reintroduction of massed racing on the roads as proposed by the British League of Racing Cyclists, led to the appearance in the 1950s of a rival weekly called The Bicycle and of a monthly entitled first Coureur and then Sporting Cyclist. He in turn was followed by Andrew Sutcliffe, who had been editor of Cycle Trader. Under Sutcliffe the magazine took on a stronger pictorial content and reporting of domestic cycling, especially where it didn t concern racing, was lessened in favour of coverage of continental racing.
The magazine s columnist, Frederick Thomas Bidlake wrote: There is not quite the same degree of certainty in interpretation of the validity of a Chinese lantern as an emergency cycle lamp. Recent contributors have included Tony Bell, Michael Hutchinson and Dave Lloyd. The longest-serving contributor was the cartoonist Johnny Helms.
The editor, H. It lasted only two seasons before it was considered not worth the effort and expense.
But it had other puzzles to consider, following the prosecution of a cyclist who had hung a Chinese lantern from his machine. Evans resigned to work with the components wholesaler, Ron Kitching. Kitching said of him: Ken Evans was Alan Evans was replaced by Martin Ayres.
Significant members of staff have included Sid Saltmarsh - deputy editor under Alan Gayfer - who worked formerly for the News Chronicle and the BBC and who was reporting the Tour de France when the English rider Tom Simpson died during the race in 1967. It has passed muster, as was indicated last week, on thousands of occasions.
It was first published by the Dangerfield Printing Company (1891-1894), then Temple Press (1895-1964), Go Magazine (1964-1967) and Longacre Press (1967-1970) before being published by its current owners, IPC Magazines (now IPC Media) from 1970. The magazine s longest-lasting contribution to the sport was the creation on 4 April 1930 of the British Best All-Rounder (BBAR) competition for individual time triallists, establishing the rider the magazine considered the best against the clock by averaging competitors speeds over 50 and 100 miles and 12 hours. It is true that the cycle-lamp law does not stipulate that the light should be white, as is the case with motorcycle and motorcar lamp law, so the colouring of a Chinese lantern is not illegal..
It is affectionately referred to by British club cyclists as The Comic . Cycling Weekly was first published as Cycling on January 24, 1891. Where will it end? And how does the cyclist read the portents of the modern traffic problem? The motor peril is no imagining of a prejudiced mind.
There he could also report his other love: boxing. Cabal introduced a monthly magazine called Procycling as a rival to IPC s own monthly publication, Cycle Sport.
He died of a heart attack while cycling in Canada after retirement. It briefly became Cycling and Moting in the 19th century when car-driving - moting - looked like replacing cycling.
Each page honoured a cycling hero. The book has fallen out of fashion in recent years. The magazine was aware from the start of the danger it perceived cyclists to be in from the growing number of cars.
During the past week the columns of London s most influential journals have proclaimed the motor peril. I know the writers who periodically rise superior to facts and figures and rage furiously when someone greatly daring protests that the roads are not for railway speeds nor for the exclusive use of a class, but for the convenience and pleasure of all-road users. Cyclists are put to grave peril by the 40-miles-per-hour car that flashes past side turnings with a discordant hoot.
Their lives and limbs are menaced by the motorcyclist who loves to pass at express speed so closely that a swerve of a few inches would mean serious accident. Cycling was also concerned about trams: The evidence against the tramway lines is steadily increasing, and now scarcely a day passes without a report coming in of a cyclist being fatally or badly injured through an accident in which tramlines play an important part.
It offered a trophy to the winner each year and a shield for the winning team. In 1932 Cycling also introduced the Golden Book of Cycling. Falling sales during the editorship of H.H.
It is published by IPC Media and is devoted mainly to road bicycle racing. H.
England, wrote: The move accelerated the decline in sales until, under the insistence of a new editor, Alan Gayfer, mopeds were abandoned and the magazine widened its outlook to all forms of racing on the road, on the track, to cyclo-cross and to cycle-touring. Sutcliffe left to help form a company called Cabal Communications, run by other former IPC staff.
In a great many cases it has been found that the danger originated by the tramlines has been accentuated by the heavy motor and steam vehicles, which have a roaming commission, so far as our streets are concerned. The magazine did not care for insistence that cyclists display a back light, which it felt moved responsibility for avoiding an accident from the overtaking driver to the cyclist being overtaken.