Hammersmith film show to star Tour de France pioneer Brian Robinson

Mark Cavendish and Brian Robinson

The annual Hammersmith Cyclists Film Show organised by Bob Davis promises another feast of cycling action at the Riverside Studios in West London on Sunday,  January 30.

Top of the bill is a tribute to Brian Robinson, the first Brit to finish the Tour de France and the first British rider to win a stage of the world's toughest race.

Robinson, now 80, will be there in person, with Graeme Fife, the author of his recently published biography, "Brian Robinson: Pioneer".

The 40-minute film, entitled "Brian Robinson - a Gentlemen Cyclist"  is  by Ray Pascoe and includes previously unseen footage of Robinson who won two stages of the Tour and finished 14th in the 1956 edition.

Other films include a fine portrait of Ireland's first cycling superstar Shay Elliott, also the 1953 Tour of Britain and archive film of racing at Herne Hill track.

Programme starts at 1.45pm. Essential to book in advance!

Details: www.riversidestudios.co.uk

Box Office: 020 8237 1111

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.