Saturday, June 25, 2022

Pete Smith

"A class act in every way."


British cycling recently lost one of its unsung but great riders and personalities with the sad news that Pete Smith has died at the age of 76 after being in collision with a motor vehicle.

If you were around the cycling scene in the mid-60’s to mid-70’s it was hard not to be aware of the man. 

His list of achievements was long and varied and we touch here only on the career highlights of a man who could do it all; time trials over all distances and parcours, road racing at world championship level and arguably his strongest suite, team time trials, a discipline where he excelled and was the ‘strong man’