Time Trial Ting-a-ling
12 x 10 inches. Original newsprint cover, acrylic glaze, spray paint on canvas.
British cycling magazine Cycling Weekly was first published as Cycling on 24 January 1891. In June 1957, Cycling became Cycling & Mopeds, before dropping this addition and broadening its content to include all forms of competitive racing. Among its journalistic recruits was a young Phil Liggett, who along with Paul Sherwen became the voice of the Tour de France.
Harry Binns was a Cycling devotee; paying his One Shilling every Wednesday in order to follow the exploits of his heros.
Cover Stories maps some of the moments in this journey.
All artwork and images © James Straffon 2017.