Sid Barras starts the race, Otley crit 2011

The British racing legend they call 'Super' Sid Barras is always on the move with his motorhome, his wife and son, and his special set of German carbon wheels

My earliest memory of cycling would be standing in Bill Beattie's bike shop in Middlesbrough with my dad buying me my first bike. I was quite small, and I remember being quite cross about getting a short stem, because all the racers had longer stems!

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