Roy Cromack (born 18 February 1940) was a racing cyclist who represented Britain in track races and in international road races such as the Peace Race. He was the first British cyclist to ride more than 500 miles in a 24-hour time trial.
18 February 1940 |
Cromack rode 507 miles in the Road Time Trials Council national 24-hour championship in July 1969. It was his first ride at the distance and the first time 500 miles had been bettered. The record stood for 28 years. He beat the second rider, Eric Matthews, by 15 miles.
Cromack was a rare all-rounder, winning championship medals from 4,000 metres on the track to 24 hours on the road. He won medals at every distance in British time-trialling championships and rode the road race for Britain at the Olympic Games in Mexico.
He has an entry in the Golden Book of Cycling.
- "The Pedal Club Golden Book – Citation for Roy Cromack". The Pedal Club.
- "First to 500!, Cycling, 2 August 1969".
- "Roy Cromack Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
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