Film celebrating career of Alf Engers gets London screening (video)

Six-time national 25mi time trial star Alf Engers will be present at the film screening in north London to conduct a Q&A afterwards.

The life and career of British time trial legend Alf Engers will be celebrated at a screening of a film in London on January 25.

Engers was a recognisable face on the time trial scene in the 50s, 60s and 70s, setting five national competition records between 1959 and 1978.

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Watch the trailer for Alf Engers, aka 'The King' in the video above

The six-time winner of the national 25mi race against the clock notched up his quickest time in 1978 when he became the first rider to break the 50-minute mark.

Born in Southgate, London, in 1940, Engers got his first bike at the age of ten – a hulk of metal weighing 20kg – but was well known for racing custom frames built by his friend Alan Shorter.

Alf Engers aka ‘The King’ will be shown at the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley at 12.30pm on January 25 and will feature a Q&A session with the man himself at the end.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.