1963 cyclo-cross championship

With the news that this year's British cyclo-cross national championship has been postponed due to snow and ice, we thought we'd delve into the Cycling Weekly archives to see what happened to the same event in 1963.

Why 1963? That year Britain was gripped by 'The Great Freeze', a sustained cold period that stretched from Christmas 1962 and into the following March. The River Thames froze over in London - always that historical marker of how much 'colder it was in the old days'.

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