The Greatest: the Times and Life of Beryl Burton

The Greatest: the Times and Life of Beryl Burton

Non-Fiction, Sport
Hardback Published on: 01/09/2019
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Synopsis

A prolific world and national champion on road and track, whose career lasted more than 25 years, Burton dominated women’s racing in the UK during the 1960s and 1970s, taking almost 100 national titles.

She not only spoke out for equality in cycle racing but also challenged stereotypes by the way she rode: she competed on equal terms with men, and managed an unheard-of feat in setting an absolute British record for distance covered over 12 hours in 1967. Burton died in 1996 but remains a household name in British cycling and in her native Yorkshire, and is the subject of an acclaimed play by actor Maxine Peake.

Published to coincide with the world championships in Yorkshire, this new biography by Sunday Times no. 1 best-selling author William Fotheringham sets out to tell Burton’s story in detail for the first time, exploring the people and places behind the legend.

  • Publisher: YouCaxton Publications
  • ISBN: 9781912419531
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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