Hardback Beryl : in search of Britain's greatest athlete, Beryl Burton / Jeremy Wilson.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : Pursuit Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781788162920 (hbk.) :
Cyclist Beryl Burton dominated her sport much as her male contemporary Eddy Merckx, but with a longevity that surpasses even sporting legends like Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams and Sir Steve Redgrave. She was practically invincible in time trials, finishing as Best All-Rounder for 25 consecutive years and setting a world record in 1967 for the distance covered in 12 hours that beat the men. But her achievements were limited by discrimination from the cycling authorities, and by her strictly amateur status against state-sponsored rivals from the Eastern Bloc. In 'Beryl', Jeremy Wilson examines one of the most compelling characters in cycling history.
336 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm