Monty celebrates his 80th in style

Monty cuts the cake

Over 150 guests, including cycling stars from the past and present, made sure Monty Young's 80th birthday party went with a swing in London recently.

Monty, founder of Condor Cycles in 1948, celebrated with a reception on the roof terrace of Smith's Restaurant opposite Smithfield Market.

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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.