Beryl Burton pictures on display ahead of Leeds TDF2014 arrival

World champion cyclist Beryl Burton photographed by time trialist Bernard Thomas in 1964 or 1965 ' an image on loan from prestigious British cycling magazine Rouleur.
World champion cyclist Beryl Burton photographed by time trialist Bernard Thomas in 1964 or 1965 ' an image on loan from prestigious British cycling magazine Rouleur.
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Images of Leeds-born world champion cyclist Beryl Burton are set to go on display.

The exhibition of the pictures, which are on loan from cycling magazine Rouleur, is part of the build-up to the region hosting the opening stages of the world-famous Tour de France cycle race next year.

Harrogate art gallery 12 Princes Square is hosting the exhibition which will also showcase the work of photographer Jude Palmer who has been commissioned to capture behind-the-scenes images in the build-up to next year’s event.

Burton, who died in 1996, won seven world titles and more than 90 domestic titles in her career.

Jude said: “Beryl is a Yorkshire cycling icon, a champion who excelled in her field and I am delighted we can celebrate her achievements at a time when Yorkshire is gearing up to proudly host the Tour de France’s Grand Départ next year.”

on show: World champion cyclist Beryl Burton photographed by Bernard Thomas in 1964 or 1965.

Northern Power House Innovation Network, Room, Yorkshire Post, Leeds..Pictured from the left are Henri Murison, Jonathan Oxley,Simon Renault, Sherry Ward, Greg Wright and Daneile Moore..20th September 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

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