Ian Steel winning Tour of Britain 1951


Click the image to go through to the British Pathé website, an archive of old newsreels for a 2 minute clip of Ian Steel taking the overall win at Hampstead of the Daily Express Round Britain Cycle Race, 06/09/1951.

It was a 14-day stage race. Below is a great photo of Ian hoisted aloft the shoulders of fans after winning the second stage in Plymouth. It’s a Getty image and I thought I would be risking castration by posting it but I’m assured Getty Legal are more bothered about infringement on billboards than blogs. You can license the image for newspapers, books, posters etc by clicking on it to go through to the Getty site.

More info available on Tour-Racing.co.uk including the full route, the victors of each day, and summaries of the racing on each stage.