Bikers hold a final Calderdale show

Annual classic cycle display at Wadhouse Community Centre, Shelf'Pictured are Derek Browne organisor and 1952 Tour of Britain winner Ken Russell with his bike and yellow jersey
Annual classic cycle display at Wadhouse Community Centre, Shelf'Pictured are Derek Browne organisor and 1952 Tour of Britain winner Ken Russell with his bike and yellow jersey

Cycle enthusiasts took a ride down memory lane at the last classic bike display in Calderdale.

The Bygone Bykers have been hosting the annual display for the last 10 years at Wade House Community Centre in Shelf.

But the growing popularity of the organisation means they’re having to move out to a bigger building in Sheffield.

At the weekend over 300 people arrived to see a range of light road bikes from the 1940s and 1950s.

Special guest for the day was 1952 Tour of Britain winner Ken Russell, 82, who displayed the yellow jersey he earned during the ride.

Organiser Derek Browne said: “The period after 1942 was huge for road racing in this country because it had previously been banned. If those people hadn’t pushed the sport through, we wouldn’t be turning out stars like Bradley Wiggins today.”

The display raised a record £500 for the Dave Raynor Fund, which financially supports young cyclists getting to mainland Europe to race.