Michael Bennett (cyclist)

Michael John "Mick" Bennett (born 8 June 1949, Birmingham) is a British former cyclist and cycle race promoter.

Mick Bennett
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Bennett in 2015
Personal information
Born (1949-06-08) 8 June 1949 (age 72)
Birmingham, England

Cycling careerEdit

He won the bronze medal in Team Pursuit in the 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal Games.[1][2]

He represented England in the 1 km time trial, at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.[3][4] Four years later he competed in the scratch and pursuit disciplines and won a gold medal in the 4,000 metres team pursuit at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand.[5][6][7]

He was five times a British champion winning the British National Sprint in 1977, [8] two British National Madison Championships (1973 & 1975) and two British National Individual Time Trial Championships (1971 & 1972).[9]

Bennett originally took up cycling as part of a programme of rehabilitation after developing Osgood–Schlatter disease.[10] In 2004, Bennett formed Sweetspot Management, which organises the Tour of Britain, the Tour Series,[11] The Women's Tour[12] and (in collaboration with the London Marathon) RideLondon.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michael Bennett". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Michael Bennett". www.databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 24 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  3. ^ "1970 Athletes". Team England.
  4. ^ "Edinburgh, 1970 Team". Team England.
  5. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  6. ^ "1974 Games". Team England.
  7. ^ "Athletes, 1974 England team". Team England.
  8. ^ ""Cycling." Times, 8 Aug. 1977, p. 17". Times Digital Archive.
  9. ^ "Results". Cycling Archives.
  10. ^ "Famous Last Words: Mick Bennett". Cycling Weekly. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Mick Bennett - United Kingdom". LinkedIn. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Armitstead excited by Tour start". itv.com. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  13. ^ "BBC Worldwide set to distribute RideLondon cycling spectacular" (Press release). BBC Worldwide. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2014.