Mark Bell: A tribute to a British Great

Mark Bell POC

Mark Bell, the 1984 Olympian and former national road champion of both amateur and professional titles, died suddenly last week, aged 48.

He was found collapsed last Thursday morning (January 29). The Merseysider lived in Bebbington, on the Wirral.

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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.