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Roy Swinnerton, owner of Swinnerton Cycles in Stoke-on-Trent and
household name in Staffordshire cycling, passed away peacefully on March 4, Cycling Weekly has been informed, aged 87.

A prolific track cyclist, in particular on grass, Swinnerton's achievements include victories in the Michelin Perpetual Trophy, the Brooks Bowl, the BSA Trophy, the Granta Trophy and becoming national half-mile grass champion in 1956.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.