Wall of Fame
MKCA was asked to provide cycling information for a local exhibition "Our Sporting Life" which will be part of the city's build up to the Olympics.
Bob Odell lived in Newton Longville. He was a prolific long distance cyclist riding many 12 hour and 24 hour time trials.
Richard (Goz) Goodman also from Newton Longville, now resident in Furzton was British Professional Road Race Champion in 1966.
Phil Corley moved to Milton Keynes to develop a cycle business now located in Stacey Bushes. He was British Professional Road Race Champion in 1978.
Paul Watson whose parents lived in Conniburrow and later in Hanslope was an accomplished cyclo-cross rider and won the British Amateur Road Race Championships in 1985; as a professional he rode in the 1987 Tour de France.
Steve Sefton who lives in Stony Stratford rode in the UK as a professional for Rawlinson Lithographic and Percy Bilton he is currently riding again as a veteran.
Andy Hardy started his cycling career with the North Bucks Road Club and lived in Aspley Guise. A successful start in schoolboy racing let to a strong presence in the senior ranks where he became the Midlands Division Champion in1991.
Ian Stannard’s parents live in Castlethorpe and he started his cycling with Team Keynes and Team MK. He now rides for Team Sky and recently took part in the Tour of Spain and the World Championship Road Race. He recorded his first professional win in 2011. Here he sets the pace for Team Sky in last years Tour of Spain. (photo by Graham Watson)
Matt Jones was another regular winner at local races at MK Bowl Cycling Circuit. He rode in France for a couple of seasons before a 2011 contract with Raleigh. Next season he will ride for Corley Cycles.
Young Hannah Barnes from Towcester has enjoyed a stellar career which saw her riding in the World Championship Road Race in 2011. Next year she rides in a new team DPD Packet Services.