Tommy Hall (cyclist)

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Tommy Hall
Personal information
Full name William Thomas Hall
Nickname Tommy
Born October–December 1887
 England
 United Kingdom
Died April 26, 1949(1949-04-26)
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
Major wins
World Motor-paced Hour Record Holder
Infobox last updated on
25 September 2007

William Thomas Hall, better known as Tommy Hall, (born October–December 1887[1] – 26 April 1949) was an English professional track racing cyclist.

Biography[edit]

Born in Croydon, Surrey, Hall was a professional cyclist between 1900 and 1914.

Hall broke the world motor-paced hour record in 1903, completing 54.34 miles (87.391 kilometres). He also came third in the European stayer (motor-paced) championship in 1904.

During the 1901 census, Hall was 24, living with his family at 104 Shepherd's Bush Road, London, his occupation was listed as cycle maker. His father, Nathaniel Hall, was a furniture retailer.[2]

Hall died aged 72 in 1949, his grave lies in Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington, London, a few feet away from the statue of Dr Isaac Watts. The headstone inscription reads:

Tommy Hall's gravestone
William Thomas (Tommy) Hall
Who died April 26th 1949
Aged 72 years
This memorial was erected
by his cycling friends as a tribute to
a record breaking and world famous cyclist
on road and track
A great rider and sportsman

References[edit]

  1. ^ England & Wales Birth Register Index, October/November/December Quarter 1887
  2. ^ 1901 Census, 104 Shepperds Bush Road, London

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