|Full name||Antony Bell|
20 June 1958 |
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Birkenhead Victoria CC
Birkenhead North End CC
Port Sunlight Wheelers Club
New Brighton CC
|Midlet - Moser
|Infobox last updated on
6 January 2010
Tony Bell (born 20 June 1958) is a freelance writer and journalist, known for his What's he on column in Cycling Weekly, where he was a columnist between 1994 and 2006. His popularity gained as a CW columnist led to engagements as an after-dinner speaker at cycling events.
Bell is also a serious reporter with a degree in politics who has reported on race riots, gangland contracts, drugs wars and environmental and social issues in his native Merseyside for The Independent and The Observer. Following a road accident in which several members of Rhyl cycling club were killed, Bell criticized the attitudes of those such as Jeremy Clarkson, whose column in The Sun he considered anti-cyclist, and what he saw as the cynical attitude of motorists. He called for a single organisation to represent cyclists in the UK to avoid such tragedies recurring.
Bell was also professional cyclist. He once held the mountains and points jerseys in the prestigious Mi-Août Bretonne. He is the brother of former National Amateur and Professional Road Race Champion Mark Bell, who died in 2009.
- Tony Bell profile at Cycling Archives
- "THE WIRRAL". Cycling Weekly. 30 May 2006.
- "About Tony Bell".
- "Latest Newport Nocturne News". British Cycling. August 2003.
- Brian Cookson (January 2003). "REMEMBERING A PRIZED WIN". British Cycling.
- "Club Dinner". Hull Thursday Road Club.
- "Bell on bikes (speech video)". quickrelease.tv.
- "Perpetual Cycle". 21 January 2006.
- "Tony Bell".