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Richard Ballantine: A cycling legacy

Richard Ballantine for me is one of the reasons I love cycling so much.  I never had the opportunity to meet him, but really wanted to. So I was sad to hear of his passing but, he has left us with a fantastic legacy. His book, Richard’s Bicycle Book was the first book I ever bought on cycling, and it cemented my deal with cycling forever. If you don’t know of Richard… He introduced mountain bikes to England (where he lived most of his life), when he imported  20 Ritchey Montares in the 1980’s – This was just one of many efforts but mostly his writing on cycling, which was clever and witty. I think it would be fair to say he took us on the upward curve of cycling  – from it’s modern depression in the 1970’s – to the present day and I hope he passed away happy with his efforts to popularise cycling to the masses. Thank you Richard, thanks for book.

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    I’ve recognized him in the picture… The Author of my favorite book on cycling.

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