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Many thanks to Syd Bird for another gem from his archives. Here we have the gentlemen of Hoylake Cycling Club (if there was such a club?) posing for a photo outside what must be changing rooms for either a football or rugby team. No lycra and helmets for these riders, just tweed, cloth caps and pocket watches (a style that occasionally makes a comeback – Liverpool/Wirral should do one of these for charity don’t you think?).
Looking at the larger version of the photo it seems that some of the bikes don’t have any brakes (no brake levers on some of the handlebars). They’re quite possibly fixed-wheel (fixie) bikes which means if the bike is moving then the pedals keep moving and you (can attempt to) pedal backwards to slow the bike down.
I hope somebody knows more about these Hoylake cyclists. Please leave a comment if that’s you!