Time to get all misty eyed as new book Cycling’s Golden Age: Heroes of the Post-war Era is released. Its pages feature never-before-seen vintage photographs, trophies, jerseys and memorabilia from the Horton Collection.
The Horton Collection is one of the largest collections of classic cycling memorabilia and contribute many of the artefacts in the pages. Cycling historian Owen Mulholland shares the stories behind hundreds of priceless relics, along with personal anecdotes and historical context that reflect the deep soul of cycling.
Many of cycling’s great stars, such as Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Charly Gaul, Jacques Anquetil, Raymond Poulidor and Tom Simpson are included, and brought to life in newly restored photos. Along with their trophies, jerseys, pennants, and personal possessions, it’s a never-before-seen compilation of memorabilia and stories from cycling’s extraordinary post-war period.
Our favourite commentator Phil Liggett says of the book: “…brings alive the halcyon days of the sport when great athletes left home anonymous and returned as superstars. This was the Golden Age, when the challenge was not just your rival, but the very terrain upon which you rode
Cycling’s Golden Age retails in the U.K. for £28.00. Available at good bookshops or direct from www.cordee.co.uk.