Obituary Mike McNamara
CYCLING WEEKLY|May 13, 2021
11 Aug 1935 – 8 May 2021
Graham Snowdon/Snowdon Sports

Mike McNamara, who has died at the age of 85, was one of the outstanding time triallists of his generation but – some would say unfairly – his place in history will largely be defined by a Liquorice Allsort.

Mac, as he was universally known, set a men’s competition record of 276.52 miles on his way to the British Best All-Rounder title in the Otley CC 12-hour event in 1967. But he was passed by world champion Beryl Burton. As she caught her man, she offered him the liquorice as a goodwill gesture.

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