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The World According to Maurice Burton: Britain’s first Black cycling champion

Maurice Burton / The Maurice Burton Way: Britain’s first Black Cycling Champion by Maurice Burton and Paul Jones (Bloomsbury Sport)

Streatham, South London, the birthplace of a trailblazer in popular culture, Naomi Campbell. Nearby, along Streatham High Road, among an eclectic mixture of shops in mid-terrace houses, you reach De Ver Cycles, run by a trailblazer in British cycling, Maurice Burton.

On this spring Saturday afternoon, Burton is busy giving advice to a couple of young men interested in buying a road bike. Soon, a young woman comes in wanting to bag the last gravel bike available in the sales.

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