Percy Stallard Celebration
Starts 10 00 AM, Saturday 03 June 2017
Finishes 13 00 PM, Saturday 03 June 2017
Location Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies ( Molineux Hotel building )
Cyclists are gearing up for a day of nostalgia to mark the 75th anniversary of Britain’s first-ever road race, which had its birthplace in Wolverhampton.
And they will be remembering the City’s world-famous cycle racer and maker Percy Stallard, who organised and championed the historic 59-mile race.
Despite opposition at the time from the National Cyclists’ Union, Percy organised the race for 40 cyclists who rode from Llangollen to Wolverhampton on 7 June, 1942.
To celebrate the landmark event which changed the face of British cycling, people are invited to a special event at Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies, in the restored Molineux Hotel building, on Saturday 3 June from 10am to 1pm.
Scores of restored Stallard bikes, a Sunbeam and other Wolverhampton-made bicycles will be on show alongside displays, photographs and memories about the ground-breaking race and Percy himself.