Benjamin Jones (cyclist)

Benjamin Jones (2 January 1882 – 20 August 1963) was a British track cycling racer who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]

Benjamin Jones
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Jones in 1908
Personal information
Born2 January 1882 (1882-01-02)
Leigh, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died20 August 1963 (1963-08-21) (aged 81)
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

In 1907, he won the one and five mile events at the British Empire cycling championships at Newcastle. Soon after, his professional cyclist license was revoked after an altercation with another cyclist. His attendance at the 1908 Olympics was thus in question until he was finally reinstated just before the event.

In 1908 he won the gold medal in the 5000 metres competition as well as in the team pursuit as member of the British team. He also won a silver medal in the 20 kilometres event. He competed in the 660 yards competition but was eliminated in the semi-finals. In the sprint event he participated in the final and came second, but the pre-arranged time limit was exceeded, resulting in the race being declared void and no medals being awarded.[2]


  1. ^ "Benjamin Jones". Olympedia. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ben Jones". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.

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