- Who is the greatest UK cyclist?
i’ve very little interest in road or track cycling, so it’s unlikely i’d have heard of someone who was competing way back then.
I looked on Wiki and it says “She dominated women’s cycle racing in the UK, winning more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles, and setting numerous national records.”
Which didn’t seem as impressive as some of the more recent men’s and women’s road and track cycling achievements.Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Beryl Burton, without a doubt.
Though I did an audax to the Tom Simpson memorial at Harworth last weekend. You forget how influential he was for the sport in this country at the time, 30 years before Boardman got it starting again. Impressive palmares, and I loved the fact that they included “BBC Sports Personality 1965” on it!Posted 4 years agoanagallis_arvensisMember
looked on Wiki and it says “She dominated women’s cycle racing in the UK, winning more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles, and setting numerous national records.”
Which didn’t seem as impressive as some of the more recent men’s and women’s road and track cycling achievements.
7 world titles is not that impressive?Posted 4 years ago
1967, she set a new 12-hour time trial record of 277.25 miles – a mark that surpassed the men’s record of the time by 0.73 miles and was not superseded by a man until 1969. While setting the record she caught and passed Mike McNamara who was on his way to setting the men’s record at 276.52 miles and winning that year’s men’sBritish Best All-Rounder. She is reputed to have given him a liquorice allsort as she passed him. Apparently, McNamara ate the sweet.aracerMemberMerakMember
”Beryl Burton of Morley, who for two glorious years in the 1960s held the men’s world 12-hour time trial record.
In 1967 she pedalled 277.25 miles in 12 hours, famously overtaking Mike McNamara, her male rival, and giving him a liquorice allsort as she passed. It wasn’t until 1969 that a man went faster. No woman has ever bettered her time.
She was also five-times world champion over 3,000 metres, 13-time national champion and the British best all-rounder champion for an incredible 25 successive years.”Posted 4 years ago
You’re all wrong – it’s George Berwick.
He’s well into his 70s now and completed yet another 24hr TT last week.Posted 4 years agoWhathaveisaidnowMember
I’m going with Percy Stallard, he never won much, but he was instrumental in getting road racing going again on these shores, and he was from my neck of the woods, and i have one of his frames!!
great reading… http://classicvikingcycles.com/articles/percy-stallard/Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
George berwick no doubt.
Some of his rides are epic…. Such as snapping his frame downtube mid ride on a bloody long audax- repairing i with zipties and finishing.
Rode with him on a 300k round durness once- he was riding a raleigh 20 3 speed in his 60s and still taking the piss out of us younger riders with his turns on the front.
And then theres his 24 hr ridesPosted 4 years ago
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