David Duffield

David Duffield Introduced Raleigh BMX

David Duffield Brought BMX To The UK – Early Video

Not a lot of people know but David Duffield was one of the pioneers of BMX in the UK. While working as the marketing manager at Halfords Head Office in Redditch, David played a big part in building the first BMX Track opposite Halfords HQ at Icknield Street Drive, Redditch. The first official BMX race in the UK took place…

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Request For Help

There are still a lot of people who for whatever reason haven’t had the pleasure of listening to David. With that in mind we want to collect some of his more famous sayings together on this website. To help us achieve this all you have to do is send up some mp3 sound files of DD in full flight. Topics…

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Encounter With a Hero

My dream finally came true! At the London bike show Cycle2002 I finally met David Duffield and thankfully he was exactly how I expected him to be! I managed to get to the show in Islington at 10.30am on the Saturday as I had heard David would be there along with some other cycling commentators before shooting off to his…

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Laurence Meets The King

Hello boys and girls, especially Marco. I had a close encounter of the Duffers kind earlier this year and it was a dream come true (which shows I should stop eating cheese late at night). The place… Luxembourg… After a busy day watching the Prologue for the Tour, saw the riders practicing on the circuit in the morning, all my…

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Three Men Five Wheels

From Sporting Cyclist 1959 SUNDAY proved a very busy day and the morning was spent preparing the trikes and the vehicle. After lunch there were numerous ‘phone calls to get the weather forecast, and then David pronounced the verdict, “We start tomorrow.” More feverish activity with a small office printing kit preparing postcards notifying the many helpers of the intended…

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Wrong Way to End to Ender 1959

WRONG WAY END TO ENDER from Sporting Cyclist 1959 THERE are many unconventional things about David Duffield, the gay cavalier of Midland cycling. For instance, he must be one of the few racing men of the present generation who does no weekday training at all, his cycling being confined to weekends. But most unconventional of all was his decision to…

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Jim’s Collection of Duffield Gems

Hello Mate. Here are the quotes I have, more or less chronologically. There are also a handful from Stephen Roche and Mike Smith in the same spirit, just to show how infectious is the great Duffield mindset. Hope you like them! I’m living in Finland at the moment and there is a home-grown commentator here these days, so unfortunately we…

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David Duffield Reader Submissions Part 11

We Love David Duffield 2004 From: Stuart M Subject: Vive le Duffield I have just found your site and thoroughly enjoyed reading the pages and pages of Duffieldisms. I’ve been a fan since the early 90’s when I got my first dish. I enthused about him to my Dad a few days later and his response was, ‘Oh yeah, I…

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David Duffield Reader Submissions Part 10 2004 Update

We Love David Duffield 2004 We got so many emails about DD over the summer that it all got a bit overwhelming. Here they all are as a labour of love towards our great friend.   From: Tim Y Subject: Howdy from the States Howdy from the States, Please keep up the good work. I’m a Duffield fan from way…

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David Duffield Reader Submissions Part 9

We got so many emails about DD over the summer that this update is a 2page job. Or 3 pages if you count the amazing collection that Jim sent in From: DJ Subject: DDisms Having watched a few of the stages of the TDF, and been amazed at some of the things this commentator has been saying, I thought I’d…

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