Dennis Horn : Racing for an English Rose

By (author) Underwood, Peter; Contributions by Waters, Geoffrey

At the age of 20, Dennis Horn won his first English Rose - the emblem of a National track champion. Throughout the 1930s he rapidly graduated from the rough and tumble of makeshift grass track racing at country fairs and gala sports days in provincial towns to assail the heights of British track cycling on the great urban cycling bastions of the time - the hard-surfaced stadiums of London's Herne Hill and Manchester's Fallowfield - and become the star of British track racing. Every year from 1931 to 1938 he was awarded the season-long Meredith Trophy to add to those legendary gold and silver cups he'd won in fiercely contested track battles in front of crowds of tens of thousands. It was a cycling scene entirely unique to Britain in the years before World War II. But this is more than a simple tale of a strapping rural lad who took on and beat the streetwise metropolitan champions of his era. Dennis Horn, son of a Fenland blacksmith, proved himself to be as astute as any of his urban contemporaries at treading the fine line between amateurism and professionalism as defined by the puritanical British cycling establishment of their day.

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書名 Dennis Horn : Racing for an English Rose
著作者等 Waters, Geoffrey
Underwood, Peter
書名別名 Racing for an English Rose
出版元 Mousehold Press
刊行年月 2013.03.21
ページ数 84p
大きさ H210 x W148
ISBN 9781874739661
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス