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  • Mick Ives – A British Cycling Legend 1939 – 2024
  • stwhannah
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    RIP Mick Ives 10 August 1939 – 18th January 2024 Mick Ives was a force of nature, one of a kind, a true cycling legend. They just don’t make them like …

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    Mick Ives – A British Cycling Legend 1939 – 2024

    johncoventry
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    Sad news. I lived 2 doors away from him for many years and he encouraged my boys when they were learning to ride on their balance bikes and would always stop for a chat.

    mtbfix
    Full Member

    Sad news indeed. Mick was very much one of the ‘names’ when I was a kid getting into mountain biking back in the late 80s and 90s. A real do-er who will, no doubt, be greatly missed by all those who knew him. RIP

    alanl
    Free Member

    We were watching the Commonwealth Games Cycling race in Warwick, Mick come past, walking his bike, he said he was knackered, too far for him at his age. Anyway, a couple sat near us were chatting away, I said ‘see that guy with the cycling wear and cap on, hes a multiple world champion’. They didnt believe me at first. Then he came and sat with us, they believed me then, when he said how long he’d been competing. His best mate, and best protege, Steve Knight sadly passed away last September, aged 56, that must have been a real blow to Mick, it affected me, and I was only on saying hello terms with Steve.

    40mpg
    Full Member

    A life well lived. Chapeau. I remember back in the 80’s and early 90’s they were having to invent new age categories just for Mick back then!

    fasthaggis
    Full Member

    Saw him a lot at events in the 90s.A real character, and was always a target for the juniors to try and catch/keep up with when the vets group raced through,very few could.

    RIP Mr Ives

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