[CR]Beryl Burton


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From: "P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@starpower.net>
To: "Mick Butler" <pariscyclesuk@hotmail.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <BAY16-F44uDocXpGRWv000199c1@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 21:53:41 -0400
Subject: [CR]Beryl Burton


----- Original Message -----
From: Mick Butler
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 4:43 PM
Subject: [CR] Re: British Cycling and World Success



> How about Beryl Burton probably the greatest all round racing cyclists ever.
> More World Championships they you can wave a stick at. Lance eat your heart
> out

Thanks, Mick... we never talk about female cyclists like Beryl Burton. She was pure class. And associated, I believe, with Hercules which in the 1950s was a major player in UK cycle sport.

Here's an excellent write-on her life and career:

http://www.thebikezone.org.uk/thebikezone/riders/berylburton.html

This website also has great write ups on two other British champions: Vic Sutton and Albert White.

Beryl begs the question: Britain fielded quite a few top female cyclists.... did France or Italy during the CR period?

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA