Rob Jefferies

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Rob Jefferies
Personal information
Full nameRobert John Jefferies
NicknameBig Rob
Born(1968-05-01)1 May 1968[1]
Lambeth, Greater London, England
Died26 May 2011(2011-05-26) (aged 43)
Wareham, Dorset, England[2]
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)[3]
Team information
DisciplineRoad and track
RoleRider, volunteer and British Cycling employee
Rider typeSprinter
Amateur team(s)
Festival RC
Delaune CC
Brixton Cycles
Team Welwyn CC
Bournemouth Jubilee Wheelers
Poole Wheelers[4]

Robert John Jefferies (1 May 1968 – 26 May 2011) was an English cyclist. He was the bronze medalist at the British National Derny Champion in 1999, and the bronze medalist in the Keirin at the British National Track Championships in 1993. He was also a teacher and held a degree in Silversmithing from the Camberwell College of Arts.[3]

Jefferies not only a competitive cyclist, but was also very much involved in supporting grass roots cycling and helping other riders, which made him a very popular man.[5] He was employed as Volunteer Support Officer and then as Officials Education Officer for British Cycling.[6]

Jefferies was killed after being struck by a car whilst cycling along the A351 near Wareham. A ghost bike was placed next to the roadside where he was killed in tribute.[7] A memorial ride was also held, attended by over 70 cyclists including his wife and daughter, and went across Studland Heath.[8][9]

Palmarès[edit]

1993
3rd Keirin, British National Track Championships
1999
3rd British National Derny Championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rob Jefferies". Facebook.
  2. ^ James Durkin (2011-05-27). "Teenage driver arrested and released on police bail after cyclist dies on A351". Bournemouth Echo.
  3. ^ a b Richard Hallett (2011-05-31). "Rob Jefferies 1968 - 2011". Road Cycling UK.
  4. ^ "Rob Jefferies". Poole Wheelers.
  5. ^ Judith Bonner (2011-05-31). "Robert Jefferies - a legend gone". London Cycle Sport.
  6. ^ "Rob Jefferies Obituary". British Cycling. 2011-05-27.
  7. ^ "Bicycle tribute to cyclist Rob Jefferies who died in an accident on A351". Bournemouth Echo. 2011-06-03.
  8. ^ Eamonn Deane (2011-05-30). "Rob Jefferies Remembrance Ride". British Cycling.
  9. ^ Kate Colcutt (2011-06-08). "Cyclists Are Still So Vulnerable". Bournemouth Echo.