The first race in the 1974 Cyclo-Cross International Trophy competition -- held in the United Kingdom on Sunday (13 October) -- was won by top British rider Jeff Morris.
GV & MV PAN Cyclists start race as crowd look on (2 shots)
GV Cyclists round bend of road
GV PAN Cyclists down hill carrying machines (2 shots)
MV Cyclists carry machines up hill as cameraman watches (2 shots)
MV PAN No. 2 carrying machine to top of hill, mounts and cycles off
MV PAN Other cyclists ditto as crowd watches (2 shots)
MV PAN Cyclists carry machines down hill
MV PAN Down hill and across road
MV Cyclists carry machines over obstacle
CU Sign "Finish"
MV PAN No. 53 past winning post, flag down and wins
MV PAN No. 50 finishing as judges and cameraman watch
GV PAN FROM Crowd TO winners
Initials BB/0139 NC/DW/BB/0153
SPORT - CYCLO-CROSS
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Background: The first race in the 1974 Cyclo-Cross International Trophy competition -- held in the United Kingdom on Sunday (13 October) -- was won by top British rider Jeff Morris.
Second and third Places went to the British riders Keith Mernikle and John Atkins.
Atkins has won the League Competition for the last three years.
Belgian riders were expected to feature strongly in Sunday's race, but they only managed fourth and fifth place with Camille De Decker and Hubert De Meulemeester respectively.
The winner of the International Cyclo-Cross League Trophy will be decided on the results of five events -- the last being held in Birmingham in February next year.
The sport is a mixture of cycling and cross-country running with the riders dismounting at obstacles or steep hills and running -- carrying their 'cycles on their shoulders.