Road Racing Bikes

By | July 19, 2016

Wednesday, 6th July 2016 – The Development of the Road Racing Bike since 1945 – Bill Soens

Eddie Soens Memorial Road Race, 12th March 2016

Eddie Soens Memorial Road Race, 12th March 2016

Bill really does know a lot about how bikes have changed over the years, being not only a keen rider but having run his own bike shop called Eddie Soens, of Boaler St, Liverpool, where he hand built over 800 bikes over many years.

Bill gave us all a brilliant talk with lots of anecdotes and personal touches that brought to life a subject that could so easily have been rather dry.

He brought along a modern racing bike, some old racing shoes and an ancient rubberised fabric tyre to demonstrate the technical advances in racing bikes and equipment since 1945.