Raleigh bicycle advertisement from World War II found on Mark Gell’s Flickr stream.

Raleigh bicycle advertisement from World War II found on Mark Gell’s Flickr stream.

Eddy Merckx in his second to last year of racing with the Fiat team. It’s been announced that Merckx has recently undergone heart surgery after collapsing over the weekend. Picture comes from CyclingTips news roundup from 1st September. 

Eddy Merckx in his second to last year of racing with the Fiat team. It’s been announced that Merckx has recently undergone heart surgery after collapsing over the weekend. Picture comes from CyclingTips news roundup from 1st September. 

Hercules Tandem advertisement found on Mark Gell’s Flickr stream.

Hercules Tandem advertisement found on Mark Gell’s Flickr stream.

Peace Race in Kiev, 11 days after Chernobyl. The aim was to dupe the world into thinking all was well. Only 66 riders started. Picture comes from Herbie Sykes’ Twitter stream.

Peace Race in Kiev, 11 days after Chernobyl. The aim was to dupe the world into thinking all was well. Only 66 riders started. Picture comes from Herbie Sykes’ Twitter stream.

Viva ia Bianchi! Viva la Bianchi! Viva Coppi! Found on L’Equipe’s Sport & Style

Viva ia Bianchi! Viva la Bianchi! Viva Coppi! Found on L’Equipe’s Sport & Style

Eddy Merckx making sure everything is as it should be from a Velominati piece looking at bike fit.

Eddy Merckx making sure everything is as it should be from a Velominati piece looking at bike fit.

A clip from an American short film about different aspects of cycling in the Netherlands, pointing to the fact that cycling isn’t a new thing for the Dutch city. 

Jens Voigt back in the early days. Voigt has stated that the USA Pro Challenge will be his final race and he will hang up his wheels after Sunday’s final stage to Denver.

Jens Voigt back in the early days. Voigt has stated that the USA Pro Challenge will be his final race and he will hang up his wheels after Sunday’s final stage to Denver.

Willy Tierlinck, Eddy Merckx, Gerben Karstens and Hennie Kuiper at the 1977 Tour de France in a photo from the FranceTV forum

Willy Tierlinck, Eddy Merckx, Gerben Karstens and Hennie Kuiper at the 1977 Tour de France in a photo from the FranceTV forum

Raleigh advertising poster from Caspar Drenth’s Flickr stream.

Raleigh advertising poster from Caspar Drenth’s Flickr stream.