Maxwell Trevor

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Maxwell Trevor
Personal information
Born India
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline 1000 m time trial
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1980-90 India
? Andhra Pradesh
Major wins
Eleven-time National Track Champion[1]

Maxwell Trevor is an Indian cyclist. Considered one of India's best cyclists, Trevor is a national record holder, winner of more than 250 medals and an eleven-time national track champion.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Born in an Anglo-Indian family,[citation needed] Maxwell Trevor is one of six siblings. He took to cycling as a sport representing India on several occasions. Besides being inspired by Preston Tully, an international cyclist, Trevor's interest in the sport was sparked by his elder brother, Glen, who was also an international cyclist during the 1970s. With 8–10 hours of training everyday, Trevor was coached by Mumtaz Ahmed, a state-level coach, who eventually left for the United States.[3] He has a wife and three children. One of his children, whom he trained, won the junior national title and won the third place in the south zone championships.[4]

Trevor's foray into competitive cycling began in 1980. That year, he won the junior and senior national titles. He went on to represent India at the Asian Games, Delhi (1982) and Seoul (1986), Asian Cycling Championships, World Championships and Friendship Games.[3]

Following his retirement from the sport, Trevor served as the coach of the Andhra Pradesh cycling team and the secretary of the state's cycling association.[5][6] He also participated in activities such as promotion of Anglo-Indian culture and social campaigns such as 'Cycle to Work'.[7][8] After being pursued by young cyclists, Trevor began coaching and plans to start his own academy.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Koshie, Nihal (18 November 2005). "Tour de Ghat is about more than a bike too". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Gupta, Abhijit Sen (25 November 2004). "Declining interest". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Akki, Dinesh (18 November 2003). "Pedal power". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Pedal-ling hope". Deccan Chronicle. 27 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Gupta, Abhijit Sen (21 December 2002). "Nijappa gives AP its first gold". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Mountain bike National meet from tomorrow". The Hindu. 20 July 2005. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chief Minister promises houses for poor Anglo-Indians in 4 years". The Hindu. 3 August 2005. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "World Environment Day 2013 Celebrations by APIIC and Hyderabad Bike Club". India Noon. Retrieved 9 September 2013.