Beryl: In Search of Britain's Greatest Athlete, Beryl Burton
August 18, 2022 11:35 AM - Subscribe

"Cyclist Beryl Burton - also known as BB - dominated her sport much as her male contemporary Eddy Merckx, but with a longevity that surpasses even sporting legends like Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams and Sir Steve Redgrave."

This is the only biography I've ever read, and I found it very affecting. Beryl Burton was an unbelievably powerful bike racer, but had a self-destructive competitive streak that probably killed her. The book has a lot of interesting anecdotes from her life, of course, as well as some interesting analysis.
posted by adamrice
« Older Podcast: The Adventure Zone: T...   |  Movie: Glorious... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments