General Information > Local Heroes
In the Pendle and Burnley area we have a number of National and International cycling heroes past and present.
Are actively competing at Elite, National and International levels now:
Steven Burke - Colne. Medalist in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, now training for the London Olympic games.
Paul Oldham - Trawden. Top of the UK Cyclcross National rankings for 2010/11 and 2nd in the National Trophy series.
Ian Wilkinson - Barnoldswick. Now a professional international road rider with the Endura team.
Simon Wilson - Burnley. Elite road rider competing in many national races.
The picture includes from left to right: Ian Wilkinson in black and green, Steven Burke in the organge and blue, Brian Cookson (BC President), Simon Wilson in bright blue, and Paul Oldham in green with some of our CSP members and coaches.
Local Heroes of Yesteryear
Locally we have a strong history of cycling acheivement:
Alan Gornall - Barnoldswick: gold medal at the Commonwealth Games
Tony Gornall - Tour of Britain rider and Great Britain International
Sue Gornall - women's tour of France rider, and worlds road race rider.
Alan Ramsbottom, Nelson: Tour de France rider, 14th overall in the 60s.
Ones to Watch
Look out for some of our younger local riders: