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 )

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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.

More info at : http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/10779/Cyclists-gear-up-to-celebrate-Citys-famous-son-Percy-Stallard

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