Beryl Burton

As it’s Cycling Season, and as the Tour de France is currently in Yorkshire, it seems only right to remember a daughter of that county and someone who is considered to be Great Britain’s most successful woman cyclist: Beryl Burton.


Burton, from West Yorkshire, was not only a 13-time national champion but was five-times world champion over 3,000 metres. In 1967 she pedalled 277.25 miles in 12 hours. No woman rider has managed to better this time. It’s probably true to say that if she were a man, you’d probably have heard of her.


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