Icons of cycling: Harry Hall Cycles

A stalwart of the 1970s racing scene, Harry Hall’s business was built on reputation

Underneath the arches: the Manchester store today. Photo: Russ Ellis

Look at a picture of almost any early 1970s big British bike race and you’ll see a red and white van behind it. More than likely there’ll be a guy stood up in the adapted back clutching a pair of wheels. That’s Harry Hall.

Not only was he a race mechanic of note, he created one of the most respected bike shops in Britain.

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Chris Sidwells
Freelance Journalist & Author

Chris has written thousands of articles for magazines, newspapers and websites throughout the world. He’s written 25 books about all aspects of cycling in multiple editions and translations into at least 25

different languages. He’s currently building his own publishing business with Cycling Legends Books, Cycling Legends Events, cyclinglegends.co.uk, and the Cycling Legends Podcast