Greater Manchester Plan submission
Greater Manchester Plan
Belle Vue v Halifax, Challenge, Friday 4 April 1969
It’s 50 years since Ivan’s debut for Belle Vue
And it’s 50 years since I took this picture at Hyde Road on Ivan’s debut in the Easter weekend challenge against Halifax.
During the meeting I moved towards the pits
to see if I could get a picture of Ivan
When the bike with the name ‘Ivan Mauger’ clearly
visible on the rear mudguard was pushed on to
the track I knew that I would only have a moment
to get the picture composed and in focus
I pressed the trigger and hoped for the best
I was delighted when I finally got to see the result
after the film was processed and the picture printed
And what a season 1969 turned out to be for Ivan!
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