Beryl Burton OBE (1937 -1996) Blue Plaque

Beryl Burton  racing cyclist. Born in Leeds, Beryl lived all her life in Morley.

As a child she spent months in hospital and convalescent home recovering from rheumatic fever.

Beryl’s husband Charlie introduced her to cycling and she joined Morley Cycling Club.

In 1956 she took her first national medal in a 100 mile time trial.

Beryl specialised in track cycling, but also won numerous road races.

For two years Beryl held the 12 hour time trial record of 277.25 miles for women and men!

She was awarded the OBE.

There is a memorial garden in Queen Street, Morley (LS27 9DY).

The Beryl Burton Cycleway runs between Harrogate and Knaresborough.