Alan Bannister (cyclist)

Alan Bannister MBE (3 November 1922 – 18 May 2007) was an English cyclist.

Alan Bannister
Personal information
Born(1922-11-03)3 November 1922
Manchester, England
Died18 May 2007(2007-05-18) (aged 84)[1]
Amateur team
Manchester Wheelers
Medal record

Cycling careerEdit

He was born in Manchester and won a silver medal, representing Great Britain, in the tandem event at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, together with Reg Harris.[2] He also competed in the same event at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Bannister was a three times British track champion, winning the British National Individual Sprint Championships in 1948, 1949 and 1950.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He was awarded an MBE. He had two sons Mark and Paul.


  1. ^ "Alan Bannister". Cycling Archives. 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Alan Bannister". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  3. ^ "A History of Manchester Wheelers' Club 1883-1983". Manchester Wheelers.

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