Beryl Burton OBE
Was a cycling phenomenon.
Born in Halton, Leeds and living in Morley for much
of her married life, she became 3000 metre Track
Pursuit World Champion in 1959 (the first of five
victories). She was Road Racing World Champion
twice and every year from 1959 to 1983
British Time Trials Best All Rounder.
1937 - 1996
Beryl Burton, OBE (12 May 1937 – 8 May 1996) was an English racing cyclist and one of Britain's greatest ever athletes.She dominated women’s cycle racing in the UK, winning more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles, and setting numerous national records. She set a women's record for the 12-hour time-trial which exceeded the men's record for two years.