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Weston-super-Mare hosts 1962 Tour of Britain cycle race
Weston-super-Mare hosts 1962 Tour of Britain cycle race

Weston-super-Mare hosts 1962 Tour of Britain cycle race 1962

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Weston-super-Mare hosts 1962 Tour of Britain cycle race 1962

3 mins United Kingdom

Weston-super-Mare hosts the arrival of stage 6 and departure of stage 7 of the 1962 Tour of Britain, also known as the 'Milk Race'. Watch elite cyclists power their pedals through the north Somerset seaside resort and see some of them give post-race interviews in what is a fantastic sequence of footage that successfully captures Britain's passion for pedal power.

The 1962 Tour of Britain Milk Race was so-called because from 1958 for 35 years it was sponsored by the Milk Marketing Board. On Saturday 8 June 1962 cyclists arrived in Weston-super-Mare having completed stage 6 of the tour, a gruelling 151 miles. On Sunday 9 June 1962, cyclists departed on stage 7 , 138 miles to Northampton. The 1962 tour was won by Eugen Pokorny of Poland. Stage 6 was won by Ken Hill.

The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.

Genres

Sport News

Tags

Bicycle racing 1960s

Collection

Pedal Power

Released

1962

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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