Tony Doyle Obituary, Death – During his successful career as a professional rider on both the track and the road, Tony won one silver and two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games, was twice proclaimed world champion in the solo pursuit in 1980 and 1986, and he also claimed four European titles on the track. In addition, Tony won two world championships in the team pursuit in 1980 and 1986.
In addition, he will be known for his skill as a rider in the Six Day race, which earned him a total of 23 victories and established him as one of the most successful and well-liked riders in the annals of Six Day competition. Throughout his career, Tony was recognized with numerous accolades, including the Bidlake Memorial Prize and an MBE in 1989 for his contributions to the sport of cycling.
Tony beat the odds by making a full recovery after being involved in a tragic accident in the same year. He went on to win a silver medal in the team pursuit event at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, making this his third medal overall at these games. Tony took his retirement from competitive cycling in 1995, when he was 37 years old. Despite this, he remained strongly involved in the sport, and in 1995, he was chosen President of British Cycling.
After that, he went on to become one of the founders of the Tour of Britain, and in the years leading up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012, he served as the Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Board for the London Borough of Southwark. Bob Howden, the President of British Cycling, made the following remark in memory of Tony: “Throughout Tony’s lengthy and highly successful racing career, he was a fearsome competitor. After retiring from racing, he chose to continue in the same vein with his work and influence in the delivery of our sport, and he did so with great success.”
Throughout my time in office as President, I have been able to count on Tony’s frank and forthright advice, which has never failed to be cordial. Tony’s contributions to the sport over the course of many years earned him a place in the British Cycling Hall of Fame in 2009, and he will be dearly missed by everyone in the cycling community. During this difficult time, our thoughts are with Tony’s family as well as his many friends in the sporting community.