Archive black and white cycling photos

A selection of classic black and white cycling photos from collections which are in the public domain. I found many of these searching Flickr Commons.


Cycling up the Col d’Aubisque – Back in the days before the invention of tarmac.

Sheep Shearer on the move

Which way to school?


A Wheely good way to become wedded.

Cycling couples Denmark


Shadows on the track.


Track start

Billie Smaules Malvern – NSW, Australia – after a record breaking run. Like the teddy bear on the handlebars.

Reg Harris on the sprinting line.

a rack of bikes in Queensland

The pace line.- on this picture the slight blur works well. That is what it’s like in a fast pace-line.

Starting at the Chemists (rather a convenient place for pro-cyclists to begin a cycle race, n’est pas?)


‘I say old chap. Jolly good view, what?!’

More serious. Soldiers in First World War cycling to the trenches.


A little cyclo-cross action at the railway crossing (don’t try this at home)

Motor pacing


mending bikes

lady on bike.

Straining up the cobbles


Cow giving his appreciation to passing cyclists.

proud of bikes

Family photo.


Give us a dime? New York messenger boy smokes a pipe.



2 Responses to Archive black and white cycling photos

  1. Doug November 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    Yep I enjoyed looking through these; indeed a good find on flickr.

  2. Hurumph November 23, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Fantastic photos! Every one is a story in itself

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