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Beryl Burton - The Yorkshire Dynamo

The story of one of the greatest woman cyclists of all time and a record that still stands to this day.

In 1967, the Yorkshire cyclist, Beryl Burton, set a world record in the 12 hour time trial that stands to this day. It was arguably the greatest in a long list of achievements which also included seven world championships and numerous British records. Many now consider Beryl Burton the best woman cyclist of all time.

Kirsty McQuire, of Sparklab Productions, talks to Beryl's husband, Charlie, and cycling commentator, Phil Liggett.

(Photo: Beryl Burton in action on the track. Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Tue 24 Feb 2015 09:50GMT

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