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Beryl Burton drama on BBC radio


Catch this amazing drama about the life of Beryl Burton on BBC Radio written by and starring Maxine Peake by periodically checking on iPlayer for repeats here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p0fpl

A Woman’s Hour talk about Beryl and how Maxine Peake portrayed her is available here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nxzcd

Beryl Burton was an English racing cyclist and one of Britain’s greatest athletes. She dominated women’s cycle racing in the UK, winning more than 900 domestic championships and seven world titles, and setting numerous national records. She set a women’s record for the 12-hour time-trial which still stands today (and exceeded the men’s record for two years).

The BBC World Service made a programme about Beryl here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02k1swc


She inspired spokeswomen’s very own Beryl’s Night run by the wonderful women of the Broken Spoke Bike Coop in Oxford.

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