The road race that ran to the Rally

More scanning! We’re back in 1963, with a major road race running from London to York, and ending in front of the crowds at the Knavesmire:

1963-200miler-cover (Large)

The full programme shows a list of entrants, prize money and an (unfortunately not very legible) list of officials and supporters:

Most interesting perhaps is the route:

1963 london to york route (Large)

Not sure it’d be so easy to arrange a race up the A1 today!

We also have a clipping from (I assume) one of the cycling mags of the day:

1963-200miler-report (Large)

One day, perhaps, we’ll attract a race finish back to the revived Rally!