Beryl Burton granted Freedom of the City of Leeds

British cycling legend Beryl Burton posthumously awarded freedom of her home city

Beryl Burton

Beryl Burton, who dominated the women’s cycling scene in Britain from the 1950s to the 1980s, has been granted the Freedom of the City of Leeds.

Burton was the world road race champion in 1960 and 1967 and world champion on the track in the individual pursuit in 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1966. She claimed silver in the event three times and bronze four times.

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