Famous British Cyclists

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Chris Froome
(Kenyan-British Cyclist and Four-Time Winner of the ‘Tour de France’)
Chris Froome
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Birthdate: May 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Chris Froome is an English professional road racing cyclist best known for winning two bronze medals in the Olympic Games so far; he won the medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. In 2017, Froome won a bronze medal at the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway. Froome has won many prestigious awards, such as the Vélo d'Or.

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Geraint Thomas
(Sport Cyclist Who Won Two Olympic Gold Medals (2008 and 2012))
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Birthdate: May 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Welsh racing cyclist Geraint Thomas is a 2-time Olympic gold medal winner, apart from being a 3-time world champion and the 2018 Tour de France winner. Starting cycling at age 10, he is now an OBE and has also bagged numerous endorsement deals, such as the one with Continental Tyres.

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Bradley Wiggins
(Track cyclist, Sport cyclist)
Bradley Wiggins
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Birthdate: April 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ghent

British road and track cyclist Bradley Wiggins scripted history by becoming the first British racer to win the Tour de France, in 2012. Though born to Australian track cyclist Gary Wiggins, he was initially a fan of football but turned to cycling after watching the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.  

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Danny MacAskill
(Sport cyclist)
Danny MacAskill
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Birthdate: December 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dunvegan

Danny MacAskill is a Scottish professional mountain bike trial cyclist who works for Santa Cruz Bicycles. MacAskill, who achieved popularity after showcasing his skills on YouTube, went on to feature in several commercials and promotional videos for brands like Leica Camera. Danny MacAskill is also credited for performing the stunts in the 2012 American action thriller film Premium Rush.

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Tom Simpson
(Sport cyclist)
Tom Simpson
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Birthdate: November 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haswell, County Durham
Died: July 13, 1967

Tom Simpson was a British professional cyclist who specialized in pursuit racing. One of most successful and popular cyclists of Britain, Simpson is best remembered for winning a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He then went on to win a gold medal at the 1965 UCI Road World Championships in San Sebastián, Spain.

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Phil Liggett
(Journalist, Sport cyclist)
Phil Liggett
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Birthdate: August 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bebington, United Kingdom

English sports broadcaster Phil Liggett is known for his commentary of the Tour de France and other cycling events. Though he had fancied a career as a cyclist earlier, he later chose sports journalism instead. He is now a wildlife conservationist, who protects rhinos in a South African game reserve.

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David Millar
(Retired road racing cyclist)
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Birthdate: January 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mtarfa, Malta

David Millar is a former racing cyclist who rode for the professional road bicycle racing team Cofidis from 1997 to 2004. Millar won two World Championship silver medals in 2001 and 2010. He also won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Since serving his two-year ban for using performance-enhancing drugs in 2006, Millar has been an anti-doping campaigner.

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Paul Sherwen
(Former racing cyclist)
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Birthdate: June 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Widnes, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 2, 2018

English cyclist Paul Sherwen was raised in Kenya, where his father worked. Initially devoted to swimming, he had even competed in swimming contests in Kenya and Britain but deviated toward cycling at 16. Part of the group of cyclists known as the Foreign Legion, he later turned into a successful broadcaster, too.

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Beryl Burton
(Sport cyclist)
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Birthdate: May 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: May 8, 1996

Legendary British cyclist Beryl Burton dominated the British women’s racing scene from the 1950s to the 1980s. Apart from being a 5-time world champion, she set a new women’s record for the 25-mile time trial, which surpassed the men’s record for 2 years. Her achievements inspired a radio play.

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Chris Boardman
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Birthdate: August 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hoylake, Cheshire, England

One of Britain’s greatest cyclists, Chris Boardman is an Olympic gold medalist and has three Tour de France stage wins in his kitty. Nicknamed The Professor, for his preparation for his races, he now produces cycles under the brands Boardman Bikes and Boardman Elite. He is also Greater Manchester’s Transport Commissioner.

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Graeme Obree
(Sport cyclist)
Graeme Obree
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Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nuneaton

Graeme Obree is a Scottish racing cyclist best known for using a bicycle which he had built using parts from an old washing machine. Obree won two World Championship gold medals in 1993 and 1995. He was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. His life was dramatized in the 2006 movie The Flying Scotsman.

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Peter Kennaugh
(Road and track cyclist who won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics)
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Birthdate: June 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man Douglas, Isle of Man
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Juliana Buhring
(Sport cyclist, Writer)
Juliana Buhring
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Birthdate: June 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Born to Children of God cult followers in Greece, Juliana Buhring was abandoned at age 4 and grew up with several foster parents, thus traveling the world. The world-renowned endurance cyclist lost her lover to a crocodile attack but still became the fastest solo female cyclist to tour across the world.

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Laura Trott
(Track, Road Cyclist Who Specialises in track Endurance Events)
Laura Trott
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Birthdate: April 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Essex, England, United Kingdom

With six Olympic gold medals in her kitty, Laura Trott has become the most decorated female athlete from Britain in the Olympics. She is married to cyclist Jason Kenny, who is also an Olympic gold medalist. Surprisingly, born with asthma, she was advised by doctors not to take up sports.

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Dan Martin
(Road racing cyclist)
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Birthdate: August 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

Dan Martin is an England-born Irish retired road racing cyclist. During his professional career that spanned 13 years, Martin won stages of 2013 as well as the 2018 Tour de France and took part in two Olympic Games. Renowned for his achievements in one-day races, Martin won the 2010 Tre Valli Varesine and the 2010 Japan Cup Cycle Road Race.

Lizzie Armitstead
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Birthdate: December 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Otley

English world champion cyclist Lizzie Deignan, née Armitstead, was discovered at school by the Olympic Talent Team. She also has an Olympic silver in her kitty and has been a popular commentator and a writer for various national broadcasters.  She is married to Irish cyclist and Olympian Philip Deignan.

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Rebecca Romero
(Cyclist, Rower)
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Birthdate: January 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Carshalton, England

Rebecca Romero scripted history by winning two Olympic medals in two different sports, rowing and cycling, thus becoming the second woman to achieve the feat, after swimmer and handball player Roswitha Krause. Initially a rower, she was later deviated toward cycling after suffering a severe back injury.

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Greg Mansell
(Sport cyclist, Racing automobile driver)
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Birthdate: November 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man Douglas, Isle of Man
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Victoria Williamson
(Track cyclist, Bobsledder)
Victoria Williamson
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Birthdate: September 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hevingham, England
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Rob Jebb
(Fell runner)
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Birthdate: February 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom

Fell runner, cyclo-cross racer, and skyrunner Rob Jebb is a 4-time Three Peaks Race winner and has also won the Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross a record 12 times. Born to a professional fell racer and rock climber father, he grew up being inspired by him. He also works at Windermere as a BT engineer.

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Victoria Wilkinson
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Birthdate: August 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hebden, England

Runner and cyclo-cross racer Victoria Wilkinson had been a national fell running champion multiple times. Shining bright in the under-16 and under-18 levels, she showed promise early in life. A world mountain running champion, too, she has broken many records, such as the Ben Nevis Race ladies’ fell race record in 2018.

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Matthew Stephens
(sport cyclist)
Matthew Stephens
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Birthdate: January 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London

Former British road race champion Matthew Stephens is a cycling legend. He has also had a 12-year stint in the police force and has worked in child protection, while balancing his cycling career. He once spoke publicly about his failed marriage and how not being able to see his son broke him emotionally.