Women's team pursuit flag

Jo Rowsell's gold medal in the British women?s team pursuit at the World Championships in Manchester yesterday was the toast of the London Borough of Sutton, where 19-year-old Rowsell began her cycling career with Sutton CC, the acclaimed children?s Go Ride cycling club.

Rowsell (pictured right with her two team-mates), now a member of Nicole Cooke?s Halfords Bikehut professional team, was praised by Britain?s Olympic team boss Dave Brailsford who said her natural ability meant she had a great career ahead of her.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.