Great Train Robber was a time triallist

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It's not often cycling is a catalyst for criminal behaviour, but the recent funeral of Great Train Robbery ‘mastermind' Bruce Reynolds was a chance to remember it was the humble bicycle that put him on the road to infamy.

Not born into a criminal family, by his late teens Reynolds was - allegedly (see story below) - a keen member of the De Laune CC and had taken a job with south London bike builder Claud Butler. Reynolds worked as a messenger for Butler and was also a member of CB's semi-pro race team.

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