Mike Hall (cyclist)

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Mike Hall
Mike Hall
Mike Hall at the Riders Briefing before the 2015 Transcontinental Race in Geraardsbergen, Belgium
Born(1981-06-04)4 June 1981[1]
Harrogate, United Kingdom[1]
Died31 March 2017(2017-03-31) (aged 35)
ACT, Australia[2]
Cause of deathCar accident
Known forWinner of multiple ultra-distance, self-supported bicycle races and organiser of the Transcontinental Race

Michael Richard Hall (4 June 1981 – 31 March 2017) was a British cyclist and race organizer. He specialized in self-supported ultra-distance races.

In 2012, he won the inaugural World Cycle Race. In 2013 and 2016, he won the Tour Divide ultra-endurance mountain bike race across the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the United States. In 2014, he won the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race, a road-based event from the Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast in the United States.

From 2013, he was the principal organizer of the Transcontinental Race, an event similar to the TransAm Bicycle Race, but that traverses Europe. He died after being struck by a car while racing in the inaugural Indian Pacific Wheel Race.

Hall was killed in a car accident on 31 March 2017 in ACT, Australia, aged 35.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cyclist wins round-the-world race in record time". theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media Ltd. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Champion cyclist Mike Hall killed in accident during Indian Pacific Wheel Race, The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 March 2017
  3. John, Timothy. "Adventurous spirits: Mike Hall, Ed Pickup, and the Trans Am bike race". Road Cycling UK. MPORA Pure Action Sports. Archived from the original on 22 March 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2016.